Because in either game – life or football – the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don’t quite catch it. Al Pacino. Any Given Sunday
Or a simpler version from Get Smart the TV Series. “Missed it by that Much”
Yes folks the margin of error when trying to get your Company message across a Mobile screen is a matter of inches and you could miss it by “That Much” Why? Well frankly you only have a small amount of real estate on a mobile so you best focus on what’s important and what’s not, sadly a huge percentage miss the mark.
People still don’t get it, you still have the main focus on 26 inches rather than 5, still thinking that all that Wikipedia information that only take a “little” room on the desktop is going to swallow a “Lot” of room on a Mobile Phone. Still not understanding that those sensational right across the screen images of the glitzy corporate foyer and sexy hammer models are not going be bothered with by the no patience Mobile, “I’m ready for Action” Searcher.
Yes the margin of error in your Website Presence in this wonderful age is a matter of Inches.
So the new buzz words that will assist you? “Dynamic Content” Wow sounds like a label on a new soap powder doesn’t it?
You see after the dust has almost settled on the pros and cons of Responsive versus Dedicated mobile and Dynamic Content has risen as the design process you now use to make sure you win that game of inches.
Responsive although showing a mobile view was still just a shrunk down version of what the big screen viewers were seeing, so you had the problem of really just keeping the stone age web builders in business! A dedicated Mobile site was really good and every Tom Dick and Harry with zero design experience but heaps of selling prowess was in the market to help you. But the problem became the opposite when tablet and desktop users wanted to play, they were all reaching for the reading glasses or using the long arm view.
So along comes the Super Hero of Website design, ‘Dynamic Content” wow. So what is this super power that will save the world and take away the need to lose that Glamour Look by hanging reading glasses around your neck!
Dynamic Content allows one website that caters for all inches, I can hear the scream from the Glitzy Web Builders office now, “Hello that’s responsive” ha ha we win. Well sorry it’s not, and you Mobile boy’s best go back to selling used cars.
Dynamic Content gives the Big Screen Boys and Girls all that wonderful but sometimes useless information, flash and pretty pictures they sit up at nightime and read (Most Companies when designing a site think that happens) But when it comes to those that use the tablet as the weapon of choice for the Google dance? Tablet Content can be totally adjusted so the viewer only gets to see what’s important to them which is usually a loss of the Wikipedia info and some of the close up pictures of the shiny floors of a showroom or the model trying to make a hammer look sexy!
When we get down to a Mobile Look? Well it’s all about, Call to Action” so you will most likely just see a logo, sexy background and the get to the point info with a call to action button asking that cheeky scary question, “Buy now”
Which by the way? Is really what 80% of Mobile searchers really want to see.
So in this Website Game we play, what are the Inches? 26, 10 and 5. Desktop, Tablet and Mobile and with Dynamic Content? You can arrange the players so you have a better chance of winning the Secure the Customer Game!
Enjoy the day and remember no Second Chance on a First Impression, Get Mobile
Hugs from the Camel
Let’s take a little stroll back memory lane for a moment, can we? In my case, it’s more like a marathon but it only seems like yesterday. Let’s roll back and remember our High School days. How awesome were they? Puberty and pimples, what a joy! For the boys, it was the embarrassment of the voice breaking, biceps started to be a focus. As for girls? It was a matter of all sorts of things. But, back in the day it was the start of the importance of how you look and what people said about that.
They were tough, emotionally charged times, but one thing is for sure and that is suddenly like a chicken popping out of an egg, boys and girls finally started to notice each other in strange and unusual ways and one major event of the High School Year made this “Attraction” more noticeable than ever, what was it that fired up the intensity to a fever pitch?
The High School Ball.
Wow, did life get exciting the moment that event was announced at the morning assembly. Screams of “What will I wear?” could be heard across the school yard, boys whispering to each other, “Who are you going to ask as your date?”. But that was just the preamble. The whole focus was that suddenly, these teenagers became like a bunch of crazy people totally focused on looking their best to make sure they got noticed by the ones they wanted to be noticed by.
Mums were stressed about dresses and hair, dads were stressed with paying for this and for that, hours would be spent at shops, hairdressers, suit hire would be flat out as all the boys tried to come to terms with tying a bow tie for the first time in their lives. All this action to make sure of one thing, to make sure you looked great and smelt great, so you would be noticed by the ones that you wanted to be noticed by. To be the Belle of the Ball? Was an important moment in your life.
So, what does being the Belle of the Ball and a Website have in common? So happy you asked that question. Well, your website? Is always trying to be the Belle of the Ball, to be the one that’s noticed more by the people you want it to be noticed by, and who do you really want it noticed by? Ah, the best-looking partner in the room, that one you secretly lay in bed at night thinking about, yes, the Front Page of Google!
So, like the teenager was trying on the best clothes, going to best hairdresser, covering up all those pimples with as much foundation as possible, your Website to be attractive to the one that matters most? Needs some special treatment.
Key words, call to action, mobile friendly and optimized, SEO work, all these are the things you need to make sure are in place to be attractive to the one you need to be attractive to. Getting your content right, having pictures the right size, these are the hairdressers and suit hire of your business today.
So, if you want to be the Belle of the Google Ball, make that front page so those that you need to notice are lining up for that first dance, make sure you have an SEO Plan in place, or maybe get somebody to help you out.
Big Hugs from TheCamel.
Nothing better than seeing a pond in garden, water lilies, maybe even frogs hopping around. You see birds fly by, then once they spot the clear crystal water they can’t help themselves but swoop down and have a bit of play in the cool refreshing water.
It’s easy to keep the pond full of happiness, just need to keep the water fresh and alive, mix it up a bit, and for years it will be a real live place of activity and new life, what a joy!
But what if you don’t add water, what if there is a genuine lack of attention and TLC?
Well, it will start to turn green, the frogs will pack up and run away and “Croak” somewhere else, the birds will fly past, take a quick smell and let out a tweet of “eeeooww” and visit another pool close by.
Yep, still water sooner than later ends up smelling bad and nobody will visit and the pond ends up being a green and yucky mess.
Websites are a lot like a pond in the garden of your business.
They start off all clear and glimmer, customers bounce along and visit, business blooms. It’s a real joy for you and everyone else when it’s all brand new.
Then as time goes on? You stop adding things, changing things, updating things. Your customers visit until the smell is bad and the scream of “eeeooww” shakes the PC screen or their phone shakes in their trembling hands and sooner than later they go and visit another pond (‘business’).
Yes folks, like the pond in your garden, your website not only needs TLC. It needs some regular churning up and a top up with fresh water to stop the stagnation process.
Yes, those pictures of you or your products look a little stale after you have seen them a few times. That menu when viewed is greeted with “Wow we have eaten all of that”. The specials you put up when the website was first made live 5 years ago? Well, they no longer even manufacture those products.
So today, the advice we are going to give is simple - Don’t let your website turn into a smelly pond where nobody wants to visit.
Get regular with your updates, treat your website like you do your social media pages, get weekly offers going, make sure you’re updating your pictures. If you have an active social media program, make sure you have a live feed on your website so it’s always in a state of constant refresh.
You do all this and I guarantee you nobody will say “eeeooww” about your site and it won’t become a green and yucky mess.
I can’t guarantee you will be visited by frogs though, LOL.
Big Hugs from TheCamel