Top 7 Reasons Why Your Website Should Be Mobile Responsive
Mobile responsive describes a type of website where it’s web pages automatically fits the screen width of the device that is viewing. Below are 7 reasons why your website should be mobile responsive.
1. Better User Experience
Before mobile browsing on a smartphone became popular, all websites were designed for browsing on a desktop computer browser. Since desktop tends to have a large screen size than a mobile device, when viewing a desktop era website on a smartphone many parts of the website frequently requires and horizontal left-and-right scroll. The images were also usually too large to fit into the smartphone screen. Mobile responsiveness fixes this by automatically downsizing large components to fit into a smaller screen, and scrolling is only vertical up-and-down for better user experience.
2. Better SEO Rating
SEO is important to gain traffic and conversion on your website. Google had officially announced that websites that were not mobile friendly will get penalized in its SEO rating for their mobile search engine.
3. Higher Mobile Traffic
Mobile responsive websites tend to get higher retention rates than websites that aren’t. Website visitors usually revisit a website more often compared to a non-mobile responsive one.
4. Higher Conversion Rate
If your website encourages visitors to subscribe or purchase anything online through an online form, then mobile responsiveness would give you a higher conversion rate. Online forms fit better and look nicer on a mobile responsive website, making it easier for a website visitor to fill in the form and hit that submit button.
5. Lower Cost
The alternative of having a mobile responsive website is having a mobile version of your website. That essentially means having 2 websites designed and built, hence doubling your cost.
6. Easy Maintenance
Compared to owning a mobile website and a desktop website, having one mobile responsive website (instead of 2 websites) makes maintenance so much easier where you only need to update, verify and approve from one source.
7. Faster Loading Time on Mobile
Mobile responsive websites allow you to selectively decide what resources to display, and not display, on a mobile device. Content can be scaled down automatically to save on the bandwidth for download, and hence lesser download translate directly to faster loading time.
From the above, we can see why it is important that your website should be mobile responsive. If your website is currently not mobile responsive, or if you are not sure that it is, contact us today for a no-obligation chat and quotation. All inquiries are warmly welcomed.