Responsive Website Checking Made Easy

It’s more important than ever that your website works well on Smart Phones and mobile devices, with the Website Checker Tool – you can test for this easily. If you website does not work well on mobile devices, it is costing you business – we explain why below.

Responsive Website Layout Rules

Responsive website layout is where the web site adjusts to suit the device it is being displayed upon, this is done by a series of layout rules in the website that respond to the type and size of the device in question.

Normally testing for this and gaining confidence that the website works well on all devices can be quite time consuming and difficult to measure; as you need a large variety of devices and a good technical understanding of what is going on.

Well with the Website Checker this is no longer that difficult, the website checker has built in support to check for:

  • Usage of responsive enabling markup;
  • Testing of the actual layout of the website against 4 common sizes of display;
  • Tests for visibility of assets and text in these different layouts.

This means with one test you can quickly see if the website in question is actually responsive or not – without the need to use loads of different devices.

With such a report, you can then pass it onto your developers to get fixed – easy!

So, give the Website Checker a go today.

Responsive Websites increase business profits

While a number of statistics support this fact, there is one observation that stands out; according to the world’s most popular search engine –“more Google searches take place on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries including the US and Japan”.

This statement should be reason enough on its own to make you ensure your website works well on mobiles, however, why take it from just one source alone? So we have compiled a number of mobile browsing and search statistics to underline the point;

  1. Google discovered in a survey on “mobile friendliness”, that 48% of website visitors felt that if a company ignored mobile, it simply didn’t care about them. This is just bad for business. To further underline this point, the survey pointed out that customers don’t just feel disappointed –but the experience of navigating a desktop website on a mobile device is totally frustrating. How many sales do you think you can get from someone who isn’t pleased with you?
  2. Even website conversions on mobile browsers are increasing to where desktop browsing experiences are. According to Monetate, website visitors browsing on desktop computers convert at a rate of 3.11%, smart phones at 1.01%, and tablets at 2.59%. These conversions cannot be ignored.
  3. According to an Econsultancy User Experience Survey Report, 62% of companies they polled saw a 62% online sales increase once they made their website mobile friendly by using responsive web design.
  4. Ecommerce giant Webundies.com were surprised by a 169.2% increase in online sales when they implemented a responsive web design.
  5. Think Tank Photo reported a 188% increase in online sales due to responsive web design; actually, the number of sales on mobile devices surpassed those of desktop website visitors.
  6. O’Neil clothing chose a very data-driven approach to responsive website design. They examined the design, conversion rate, transactions, and revenue for a solid 3 weeks before they implemented a responsive web design. The results? Transactions topped 333.33% (revenue increase of 591.42%) on mobile Android devices and 112.50% (revenue increase of 101.25%) on mobile Apple devices.

Basically, not having a mobile friendly responsive website is crippling your online business – by using our Website Checker you get a qualitative measure of how good (or how bad) the mobile support is with your website – so give the Website Checker a go today.

 

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Keith

Keith

Director at Aykira Pty Ltd
Keith is a founder of Aykira & has over 18 years experience with everything Internet. From eCommerce to security, mobile to maps; large or small. PhD in Info Systems, member Australian & British Computer Society's, ex Yahoo. Architect/Engineer/Innovator.