The e-commerce market is growing strongly because of convenience, and many times even lower prices. People are increasingly using mobiles and tablets for shopping online. They also use mobiles and smartphones for researching products and product prices online, before deciding what to buy. In view of this trend, retailers must make their websites mobile and tablet-friendly to grab a bigger share of the market.
In June 2013, Google announced changes in Smartphone SEO ranking system based on search experience offered by websites to Smartphone internet users. Since there is a significant increase in Smartphone internet users and the trend is expected to continue in future, Google wants such users to have the best web experience. Badly configured mobile sites that make browsing difficult for the users will therefore not rank highly in Google search results in future.
Apart from having a strong online brand presence, it is also important that you have a good mobile strategy for your brand. In view of the rising mobile and tablet adoption, you need to find the best way for your consumers to engage with your brand on their mobile devices. So the question arises, should you have an app, a mobile website, or both?
As mobiles and tablets continue to capture more and more share of the internet, a mobile and tablet optimized website is a must for any business. Travelers around the world are increasingly using mobiles and tablets to search, research and buy products. If you have a travel business, it is imperative that your online content is mobile and tablet optimized.
Young people are increasingly using mobiles and tablets for their internet activities. Mobiles and tablets accounted for almost a third (31%) of total visits to youth websites in the first half of 2013, according to data released by w00t! Media. If your business targets young people, a mobile & tablet optimized website is a MUST!
SEO plays a crucial role in deciding which design is the best for your business website. It helps your website to attract more traffic. Your page ranking depends on the quality of user experience it provides and impacts the success of your website. Creating a responsive website offers the best solution as it can adjust dynamically to any device it is viewed on.
The Consumer Electronics Show held recently in Las Vegas showcased numerous latest gadgets. Many new models of tablets were introduced. A variety of tablets were displayed in CES 2014, including those from Samsung, Asus, Acer, Panasonic, Micromax, Alcatel, Lenovo, Toshiba etc. It is observed that more and more tablets now include TV Tuners for watching live TV.
In one of our earlier articles, we have seen how mobile website statistics show that optimizing websites for mobiles & tablets is a must for businesses if they want to grow, because mobile internet traffic is growing by leaps and bounds.
More and more consumers are using mobiles and tablets to research for the products and services they want to buy. Does your website provide such information to the consumers easily? Is your business website mobile and tablet friendly? If you don’t have a mobile and tablet friendly website, your competitors will gain and your business will suffer.
As mobile & tablet owners are increasingly going in for online shopping, those small businesses that adapt to this trend and offer the best online experience to customers will stand to gain. That is why all small businesses need a mobile & tablet optimized website in 2014.
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