A single order of nearly £8,000 on a smartphone? That’s why you need a mobile-friendly website.

Multi-screen website

“How to make my website mobile friendly?”

That’s the question many panicked business owners will be asking after the latest  major update from Google.

Forget Panda; forget Penguin.

In terms of impact, Google’s mobile update – or “˜Mobilegeddon’, according to The Guardian, The Economist  and a lively Twitter hashtag – looks set to have the biggest effect of any recent algorithm change.

Here’s how Google Trends is showing activity on the search term “˜website mobile friendly’ over the last four years. Notice the panic as April 2015 approached.

Website mobile friendly

Google’s update will only affect search results on smartphone devices, but consider this: 80% of British Twitter users are on their phone and 65% of BBC News visitors are on mobile or tablet devices.

That’s a lot of people using their phone, and goes some way to explaining why the average user picks up their smartphone 221 times a day.

Multi-screen is now a must

At Tecmark, we’ve been banging the multi-screen drum for longer than most.

It’s over four years since we conducted our own research that showed a 4,000% growth in mobile web traffic in an 18-month period.

And when Travelbag asked us to build a mobile-optimised website, there were some startling results.

* The average smartphone order value increased by 71%.
* The smartphone conversion rate almost quadrupled.
* One customer made an order worth £7,773.58 – so if you think people don’t spend big on their phones, think again.

Think how much money you might be  leaving on the table by not having a multi-screen website. We’d bet it’s not a comfortable feeling.

We’d have already argued  mobile-optimised websites are  necessities in modern Britain, but Google’s update has removed any doubt.

If you need help making your website mobile friendly, get in touch today.

If you enjoyed that article, here are some more you might like:

Tecmark Author Neil Barraclough

About the Author

Neil Barraclough: Brand Communications Manager

A former journalist with experience in radio, TV and a decade in national newspapers, Neil now focuses on communications and results-driven copywriting.

Visit Neil's Page
  • Three core elements for link-building with data
  • Tecmark set for six new recruits
  • The Tecmark 10 – with content promotion specialist Hana Bednarova

  • Latest from Tecmark

    While it’s good to have words on your site, but copywriting isn’t just about filling up the page with words and moving on to the next task. There’s so much more to copywriting than hammering the keyboard for eight hours a day. Fulfilling the task requires a lot more than hitting the word count.

    Search Engine Optimisation is an ongoing process and in order to get the most out of your results, you need to have a long term strategy in place. On the other hand, almost all new websites can benefit from an SEO boost in their baby stages.

    Journalists are inundated with pitches and press releases, the majority of which will be moved straight to their trash without a second’s thought. So how do you nail your subject line so your pitch isn’t immediately disregarded?