Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Google’s AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project is live. That means that if your website can serve up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) versions of your content then you will probably see more traffic from mobile. Google will be encouraged to show your site more often in the mobile search results. So, how do you make your[…]

One simple rule for mobile commerce

When someone visits a commerce site on their mobile, they are there to buy, not browse around and consume content. So, get to the point: The limited screen size of a mobile means everything should be focused on conversion! Do not try to replicate a desktop browsing and search environment on a mobile device as it will cost you dearly.  

Then there is mobile optimisation

People are spending increasingly more time on mobile devices with every passing year, but many businesses still struggle to get anything like the results they expect. A recent survey, by Chango, of 500 marketing and agency execs reported that 86% said they had a mobile-optimised website. The reality, less than 5% will have an online[…]

Engaging the younger generation

Surprisingly the younger generation (often labelled as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, or plain 18-29 year olds) have a preference in the way want interact with brands, and it’s not necessarily how marketers think.

I recently overheard a marketing exec, who clearly thought he had his finger on the pulse, state: “If you want to engage younger people, move all your budget into social media and mobile advertising. That’s where the action is.”

Not something to endorse.

UK consumer spending on mobile devices set to top £53 billion a year by 2024

UK consumers are set to spend £53.6 billion a year using their smartphones and tablets by 2024, compared with the £9.7 billion spent today, according to new research by Barclays. However, the influence of mobile on spending is expected to more than double this figure from £18.4 billion to £112 billion over the same period.[…]

Google sets its stall out – go mobile or else

At last Google are starting to flex their muscles when it comes to managing the mobile experience, and are going to go further still. Google has updated search results for mobile users to highlight websites that are optimised for mobile. Sites that that fit on mobile screen without zooming or scrolling horizontally and that place[…]

Mobile web users deserve better

In 2010, online traffic from mobile was 3%, it’s now 52%. A staggering 1,600% increase in just four years. This growth shows no sign of slowing. If mobile users are not the majority of your online audience today they soon will be. As more and more of us become reliant on our mobiles to run[…]