Have you ever heard the phrase, “mobile-friendly design?” This refers to websites that responds to various devices, offering a more compact and simplified version of the site to view on a smartphone or tablet. Just a few years ago, this was seen as neat but unnecessary bonus to your design. Now, having a website that is easily navigated on a phone is absolutely critical.
Common Questions About Mobile-Friendly Design
Question: Can you just update my current site?
Answer: If your website is new, then perhaps a redesign can be done to add a mobile-friendly option. However, if your website is three to five years old (or more) then you should consider starting from scratch. In general, a site needs to be updated every few years. Otherwise, your outdated design could leave people hesitant to seek your services. After all, patients may be forced to ask: if the site is so out of date, is everything else about the practice out of date as well?
Question: Don’t more people use desktops and laptops anyway?
Answer: Not anymore! Study after study shows the same trend: more people, especially younger generations, use smartphones and tablets to go online and look for businesses/services. Desktop and laptops no longer dominate the landscape and that trend is not going to change.
Question: Does mobile-friendliness impact SEO?
Answer: Yes! Recently, Google started mobile-first indexing. The search giant now places priority on sites that have a mobile option when ranking. If you don’t have a mobile-friendly site, but a competitor in your same community does, who do you think Google will most likely direct users to?
Question: How do I get started?
Answer: Give us a call! We can discuss your options and see if you need a simple update or a complete redesign. We can help make sure you have a mobile version ready to go. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call today!
Do you have questions about responsive website design? We can help! Send MDPM an email at: [email protected], or give us a call at 972-781-8861. Talk to MDPM Consulting today!