Eight Reasons You Need a Responsive Website
What size screen do most of your customers use to view your website? Chances are it’s a small one.
Now that 64% of American adults are using smartphones on a daily basis, the days of just having a desktop website are over. But adding a stand-alone mobile site isn’t the best answer for marketers either.
What today’s Internet users respond to best is a responsive website – one that automatically adjusts your content to whatever screen size a viewer is using: tablet, phone, laptop or desktop.
Jackson Web Works recommends using a responsive website because it is:
#1 Easier for you to manage
Just one website with a single URL. No need to manage separate desktop and mobile versions.
#2 Easier for your customers to find you
One web address is all your readers need to remember, whether they access you on their phones or desktops.
#3 What Google prefers
In April 2015 Google added ‘mobile friendliness’ as a ranking signal for website searches. Responsive websites are now favored and considered an Industry Best Practice.
#4 Beneficial for your SEO efforts
All your traffic comes to one single website, requiring just one SEO campaign.
#5 Easier for visitors to use
No more scrolling and resizing in order to comfortably read your website. Your flexible text, images and layouts automatically adjust to the screen space the visitor is using.
#6 Less costly; less overhead for you
It’s a lot cheaper to maintain just one website with one URL address. No need setting up rules to redirect mobile users to another block of code or to a different server or “mobile” service.
#7 Works well with every device
Smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops and even Smart TVs: your site is easy to read no matter how your readers come to you.
#8 Easier for users to share
User interaction with your site is vital to your Google ranking. With a responsive website, it’s simple for visitors to link to and share your content with their friends.
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About Jackson Web Works
Jackson Web Works is a full-service web development shop. If you want it on the web, we can get you there. From setting up a domain to making your site easy to use on any machine with a screen, we’ve got you covered. We can help you with what to say, how to say it, and how to show it to the world. And after your project has launched, we’ll be there to keep you running smoothly. Drop us a line and let us make the web work for you.
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