Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly with Google’s GoMo
Mobile, mobile, mobile. Everyone’s talking about it, and a growing number of people are using mobile to surf the web.
That poses a problem.
You don’t have the time or money to build a mobile version of your site. But you don’t want to slap an ugly mobile-friendly template on your site, either. What to do?
I recently found myself in this situation. According to Google Analytics, 10 percent of my web traffic comes from a mobile device – and that number is rising. But when viewed on the small screen of an iPhone, my site becomes unreadable.
I searched the web for a fix, but couldn’t find a good solution. Then a coworker recommended GoMo, Google’s answer to mobile websites.
For those who don’t have a smartphone, GoMo lets you view your site as seen on mobile.
Don’t like what you see? Build a mobile version of your site using one of GoMo’s customizable templates. You can choose a color scheme, upload a custom header and even add content such as mobile maps, Google AdSense and a click-to-call option.
Once you’ve settled on a design, simply upload the DudaMobile plugin to your site. It will then automatically redirect mobile users to the new mobile version of your site.
After you’ve finished, you can go back and tweak the design, or view or site on popular mobile devices.
After the first year, a subscription to GoMo costs $9/month, or $108/year. That’s not bad, considering the cost of building a new mobile site could easily top four figures.
Building my site in GoMo took half an hour from start to finish, and so far I’m happy with the results. Do you have a mobile website? If so, how did you create it? Let me know in the comments section!