I don’t know about you, but when I’m not working, I use my Samsung smartphone for EVERYTHING. Heck, even when I am working, I grab my phone to do a quick Google search for something (or if I’m honest… to check my Facebook lol). I also use it to watch tv, do my banking, listen to music, hang out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, I can check my email for both my Gmail and my Hotmail account, and catch up on the news.
The statistics for the percentage of people that use their smartphone to search the web is very high and growing steadily.
Here are a few stats I read in an article from October 3, 2016:
80% of internet users own a smartphone
Over 50% of smartphone users grab their smartphone immediately after waking up
68% of companies have integrated mobile marketing into their overall marketing strategy
71% of marketers believe mobile marketing is core to their business
And this last one really got me thinking:
Google says 61% of users are unlikely to return to a mobile site they had trouble accessing and 40% visit a competitor’s site instead.
Whoa. And those were only a few of the amazing facts! You can read the full article here.
I guess my point to this is, is your website mobile-friendly?
I was switching browsers from Firefox back to Chrome today (because I now have a Google and Gmail for Business and want to be able to utilize all it’s capabilities… but I digress)… I was switching browsers and decided to clean out my Bookmarks Tab, and found this awesome tool, and I wanted to share it with all of you.
Yes, that was the point of my entire blog post today. To share this tool with you. Just enter your website and hit “run test”. If you have any errors, I recommend contacting your web developer and see if they can fix the issues for you.
Why is having a mobile-friendly site so important? Because Google will penalize your site in the search engine if it isn’t. I’m not an expert on this topic, but you can ask your web developer and you can read more about that here and here.
Have fun testing and I hope you don’t get addicted to it like me! Let me know how it goes!
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