Mobile Web Design - Dayton Ohio

The market has been telling us for about a year now that the web device of choice is the phone. Did you listen? By our own measurements (Google Analytics), phone traffic on most websites has more than tripled in the last two years and in many cases exceeds the desktop traffic for those same websites.

Designing for Phones and Devices

Responsive Design Does Not Mean Phone Friendly

in Mobile Web Design

So now, you think you're out of hot water? Google says your site is mobile friendly? Just because you can read your site on your phone without pinching and tweaking it doesn't mean it's friendly. Let me put it this way (albeit extreme); if you were going to put War and Peace on a phone, would you just publish it the same way you did in hardback?

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Will Your Site Be Penalized As Not Mobile Friendly? Take The Test!

in Mobile SEO

This is an easy one. Just go to Google's mobile friendly test page and type in your website address. If your fails the test, you might want to consider doing something about it!

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SEO for Mobile Websites

in Mobile Web Development Mobile SEO

How you optimize your website for the search engines will depend on whether you're considering your phone friendly customers or your desktop based clients. It gets a little tricky and this is one reason to consider mobile sites vs. responsive sites. Here's what I mean.

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Responsive vs. Mobile Website Design

in Mobile Web Design Responsive Web Design

"Responsive" is one of those terms I usually have to explain. Responsive website technology has been around a long time... in fact much longer than most people think. Back when computer screens were a puny 640x480 (remember those original IBM PC's and compatibles?), it was not unusual for a web page to fill up the screen and adjust to the particular monitor resolution.

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Phone Friendly Web Design

in Phone Friendly Websites

Phone friendly web design does require some unique considerations that change how your visitor will interact with your site. Here are some of the top suggestions.

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Mobile Development

in Mobile Web Development Mobile SEO Responsive Web Design

Last September we got a flurry of calls from website owners that they had lost a lot of ground in the SERPs (search engine results pages). I suspect the same thing will happen this year when the Google mobile algorithm penalty hits. The question do you want to wait or do you want to take advantage of the fact that it is going to happen? I can tell you straight up that it's much easier to hold a position in Google than it is to recover one you've lost.

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Be Mobile Friendly - You have Been Warned!

in Mobile Web Development Mobile SEO Mobile Web Design

Google is actually warning website owners if their site does not appear mobile friendly. Just because you didn't get a warning doesn't mean you're OK. Having a responsive site today (spring 2015) may mean that you will enjoy a distinct ranking advantage in the months to come.

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