If you don’t have a mobile website (sometimes referred to as a mobile app) for your business, chances are you are losing sales and revenue that could easily be yours … and don’t even know it!
Why Mobile Websites are a Must Have for Northern Virginia Businesses Today
More and more local customers use their mobile phones instead of their personal or desktop computers to find and research local businesses before they buy.
Businesses with mobile-enabled websites get found faster and easier on mobile phone searches than businesses without mobile-enabled websites.
As you can see from the example above, mobile websites are specially designed and configured to make it fast and easy for people to:
- Click to call your business;
- Get directions to your business;
- See your business information at a glance, in a format that is easily viewed on a small mobile phone screen or mobile device screen.
Do You Know What Your Website Looks Like on a SmartPhone?
Websites that are not mobile-enabled are harder to read on small phone screens. Sometimes, they don’t even show up at all on a smartphone screen!As you can see in the example to the right, when I visit the Chart House website, my iphone displays a black screen with a message instructing the viewer to download a special plug-in to view the website. Many people won’t know what to do with this message, and won’t want bother with downloading the plug-in required to view the website properly.
The Restaurant Eve website (below) viewed on an iphone lacks any kind of navigation to guide the viewer to the restaurant’s menu, directions to the restaurant, or any other helpful information.
Smartphone Trends and Statistics
Recent statistics tell us that:
- In 2011, the number of smartphones sold exceeded the number of personal computers (PCs) sold.
- In 2011, there were 831 million smartphone users.
- In 2011, 30 million people looked up retail business information online using their smartphones.
- In a few years, the number of mobile devices will dwarf the number of PCs.
So, if you want to keep up with the times, compete effectively in today’s marketplace, attract more customers easily and keep business rolling in, you need to get a mobile website soon!
Keep Up With The Times: Get Your Mobile Website or Mobile App Today
If you would like a mobile website for your business, Herbst Marketing can help!
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