I think it would be safe to say that 3 out of every 4 people who are reading this have one or more mobile phone devices. Let's face it - we're a digital mobile generation -living our lives almost entirely in a metaphysical world of applications and synchronization, depending heavily on our electronic mobile friends to provide us with information on everything from what car to buy to what to have for dinner tonite. As the saying goes, "there's an app for that".....
So what does all this have to do with website design, you ask? Well, if you're a small business owner, it's VERY significant to the future success of your business! Simply put, your customers of today are no longer flesh and bone - they are iPads, iPhones, Androids, tablets and every other electronic device currently on the market today - and with plenty more coming in the future! Not literally, of course, but symbolically speaking, your customers are electronic robots who use the latest technology to guide them to the places and services they're looking for the most. And just guess which electronic device they're using most to do their shopping and buying research? Mobile phones, of course! Surprised? I'm not, and here's why...
I did a statistical data report for one of my website clients recently, and discovered that 82% of his business inquiries were coming from customers searching for his products and services on their iPhones! And just what exactly were they looking for? His WEBSITE, of course! His "cyberspace address", if you will - the virtual electronic storehouse of information all about his business! More recent statistics show that one half of all searches are done on mobile devices, and that by 2014, mobile internet should take over desktop internet usage. I think its fairly safe to say, that has already happened...
So, do you have a website for your business?? If not, how are these mobile-savvy internet users going to find you? Again, simply put, they're NOT; but they WILL find your competitors if THEY have a website! Something to think about, isn't it? You could have the newest, most colorful jinglebob on the market - at the lowest price going - but if your name doesn't come up in the search engines when that customer types in "jinglebobs" on his iPhone or Android, you can forget it - you may as well be in China making jinglebobs! He's going to keep on swiping down the page til he finds your best golfing buddy and business associate - John, who just happens to have a WHOLE PAGE on HIS WEBSITE dedicated to jinglebobs! So now guess who's going to see John about a jinglebob tomorrow while you're desperately trying to figure out how you're going to get rid of all those darn things?
Okay, so maybe you don't sell jinglebobs, or fishing bobs or any other kind of bob, but if you have a small or local business, you, too, have digital customers looking for whatever it is you DO sell. Are they going to find YOU, or your competitor when they do a search on their mobile device? If not you, I strongly encourage you to call LT Web Designs today to get started on building a mobile-phone optimized website for YOUR business!
LT Web Designs will handle everything from registering your domain name to setting up your website hosting, as well as educating you on the best ways to utilize your website to get the maximum exposure and return on investment. And as far as cost goes, for less than what you would spend on a year's worth of advertising in the yellow pages, LT Web Designs can build you a fully mobile phone optimized website that can be changed or updated at any time to keep your customers current on your specific product or service! They also offer social marketing network services to help generate more traffic to your website - and your business! All you have to do is pick up that mobile phone I'm so sure you own, and call them today!
Your next jinglebob customer is just a website away....
Website designer, social media consultant, nature photographer and published author, with over 10 years experience in business advertising and marketing!
LT Web Designs specializes in website design and social media marketing for small and local businesses in Eastern North Carolina.