If there is anything we know, it is that trends are constantly changing. It doesn’t matter what category you stack it up against, every trend comes into our zeitgeist and leaves just about as quickly as it showed up. This said, it is important that you keep up with said trends to maintain and continue to grow your website traffic. It typically takes a visitor 10-20 seconds before they make up their mind about your website, and if not impressed, they’re gone. So, when designing your website, keep these outdated trends in mind:
Loading screens. No visitor wants to wait around for 15 seconds watching a loading screen just to get to the content they would like to view. If your site needs to load, you have too much going on and need to taper back the design content.
Auto-play video/music. Not only is auto-played video/music annoying to your visitor, but a distraction. If you require having some sort of audio or video on your website, give your visitors the freedom to listen or watch.
Pop-ups. Pop-ups that engage you to take a certain action or to subscribe to a blog, aren’t bad marketing tactics, as long as those pop-ups aren’t diverting your visitor’s attention elsewhere.
Flash sites. Flash is now a trend of the past, as most devices can’t read Flash. So, if your website is incorporating Flash, it’s time to redesign.
Stock photos. When it comes to stock footage, be particular. The photos you choose for your website can either make it, or break it.
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Almost everyone in this day of age has a smartphone, and it’s become one of the preferred methods to browse the web. Most people won’t even leave their homes without their smartphone. Mobile devices are used on a daily basis for tasks such as sending texts, getting directions, emailing, listening to music, and of course to accessing the internet. About 60% of internet searches are done on mobile devices now, and that number will continue to rise as the mobile world keeps on advancing. The following list includes three major reasons why you must have a mobile friendly website:
- Google Says So- We use our phones for just about everything, such as searching the internet for restaurants, hotels or even specific products. If your website isn’t mobile friendly it won’t be coming up in Google's search anytime soon. Now the Google has changed its algorithm they are penalizing sites that aren’t mobile friendly, which means your site won’t be coming up as well as it did before if it’s mobile friendly.
- It’s What Customers Want- As I stated earlier, about 60% of internet searches are done on mobile devices now. If your visitors has to zoom in and out constantly to navigate, I can almost guarantee this will decrease your visitors overall experience. Make sure with either have a responsive site or separate mobile site for the best user experience.
- You’ll Lose Business- If you’re only using a standard website you’re probably losing business, if you already haven’t that is. Several people are ditching computers or laptops for their mobile devices. Don’t let your website take a toll on your business by not being mobile friendly.
Don’t limit yourself or your visitors by not having a mobile friendly website! If you’re interested in converting to a mobile friendly website, call Jelly Websites in Corona, CA at 888-614-6686 today or visit our website www.jellywebsites.com for more information.
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When Google first came about, people would have to use the search engine on their personal computers from their homes or offices. For the first time, Googles search engine has been getting more search requests on mobile devices rather than on personal computers in the U.S.
This has shown how dramatically internet searches have changed since 2007. That was when the first Apple iPhone was released, which lead to many other mobile phone companies to release similar devices. Smartphones have made it much easier for people to stay connected to the internet, no matter where they may be.
While this major change has effected some computer and technology companies that are tied to PCs, Google has been able get along just fine since its search engine and other services come standard in its Android mobile operating system.
Google says that while its normal ad prices are going down because marketers don’t want to pay as much for small ads on smartphones, their mobile ad prices are going up. The reason for mobile ad prices rising is because almost everyone uses their phone for mobile searches these days, and while searching a company can connect with a potential customer the very moment they start their search. As Jerry Dischler, a Google Inc. vice president said “The future of mobile is now”.
If you’re interested in a converting to a mobile friendly website, contact Jelly Websites today at 888-614-6686 or visit our website at www.jellywebsites.com.
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When it comes to websites, not every single one needs to have several pages to be attractive or interesting. Single page websites can actually be just as effective as any other website out there. A single page site removes clutter from design and allows for you to focus on your main objective. You’re able to incorporate creativity into your single page site, while also making your focus point clear to your visitors.
The following list includes a few key elements a single page website should incorporate:
- Content- Your content should be simple and straight to the point. Your single page sites content should include information about your company, what you do, and how you can benefit your visitor.
- Visual Design- Your visual design is the first thing your visitors lay their eyes on when entering your website. Those visuals include color, fonts, layout and white space. You want to make sure the theme of your site relates well with the colors and the overall topic. Also, don’t forget to utilize your white space.
- Credibility- Your visitors want to know they can trust your company. Be sure to incorporate something on your single page website that proves you are a trustworthy company, such as testimonials from happy customers.
- Navigation- Navigation is what steers your visitors where they need to go, this should be simple because your visitors should only be able to scroll down. Your singles page site should also have very little links, this helps subliminally guide your visitors to an action you want to take.
- Call to Action- Incorporating a call to action is an important key element. You want your website to have a clear objective, and that objective is to get your visitor to take a desired action. That action could range from purchasing an item to obtaining personal information to grow an email list. Also, offering something in return for your visitor’s information can generate more leads.
- Responsive Design- Since most people are using some sort of mobile devices or tablet now a days, you must make sure your website is responsive. A responsive design allows for your website to convert to any size screen, on any device.
There are so many uses for a single page website! If you’re interested in learning more about single page websites, contact Jelly Websites in Corona, CA at 888-614-6686 or visit our website at www.jellywebsites.com for more information.
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Starting today, April 21st, 2015, Google has made a major change to the mobile search algorithm. The change is going to affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide. This algorithm change is predicted to have such a massive impact on websites that are not mobile-friendly, it’s even been given the nickname “Mobile-geddon”.
Google is now going to be favoring websites that are mobile-friendly and ranking them higher in mobile search results. Let’s say for example, your sites text is too small and links aren’t easy to open with the tap of a finger, it’s likely to get penalized. You’re mobile-friendly website should include large text, easy-to-click links and should conform to whatever screen it is viewed on.
Now that 60% of traffic now comes from mobile devices your company’s website better be up to date and mobile-friendly. Google wants for users to have the best experience possible and the change is designed to help users find search results that conform to their mobile screen. This change will greatly affect companies that don’t have mobile-friendly websites, potentially slowing traffic and affecting revenue for several websites that rely on search results.
Is your site mobile-friendly and ready for Mobile-geddon?
Don’t make the mistake of not going mobile- friendly. For more information regarding mobile-friendly websites, contact Jelly Websites in Corona, CA at 888-614-6686 or visit our website at www.jellywebsites.com.
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