Document 190593

How to Drive Traffic to
our Mobile Website
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Why You Need a Mobile Website
TIP Check your desktop site
analytics to determine
what percentage of your
traffic comes from mobile
o you know how much traffic is coming to your
website from people browsing on their mobile phone?
With over 100 million mobile Internet users in the
U.S. alone, it is probably a lot. In fact, according to
Quantcast, the amount of web traffic from mobile
devices increased 110 percent last year in the U.S.,
and even more globally.
But what experience are you delivering when a mobile
user visits your site? Is it hard to read? Not the
information they want? Or, have you designed
something for mobile browsers that let’s them quickly
get to the information they want when they are
Keep in mind that on top of traffic coming directly to
your site, mobile search is becoming more popular,
with 20 percent of all Google searches coming from
mobile devices. Up to one-half of all local searches
occurs on a mobile device.
Customers are searching for your business on mobile,
are you ready to address this growing audience? If
you haven’t already created a mobile website, maybe
now is the time to join the other 50 percent of small
and medium size businesses that are planning on
building a mobile website in 2011.
So, What is a Mobile Website?
Most of today’s phones offer Internet access, but
have you ever tried to navigate desktop sites from a
small screen? Not only do many sites use technology
that isn’t’t supported on phones (such as Adobe Flash),
they are simply not designed for a small screen or a
mobile user.
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A mobile website is located at an entirely different
URL (such as or,) and
has been designed specifically for mobile devices.
Mobile sites offer simple menus and make it easy to
navigate using a touchscreen or arrow buttons,
instead of a mouse or keyboard. It also puts front and
center the information a person who is mobile needs-like location, hours, directions, contact info, and more.
For example, look at the difference between viewing a
standard website versus a mobile site:
So, You Have a Mobile Website…
Now What?
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The Basic Must-Dos for Driving Mobile Traffic
Once you’ve built your mobile website, you need to
make sure people find and visit it. To get started,
there are a few basic “must haves” for every mobile
website including:
TIP With MoFuse, your site will
automatically recognize
and format its content for
over 5,200 different device
TIP MoFuse enables your site
to auto-detect mobile
browsers and redirect to
your mobile site.
1. Auto-detect & Redirect
The easiest way to get traffic to your mobile site is
push all your desktop traffic that is coming from
mobile devices to your mobile optimized website.
This is called a redirect. Instead of frustrating your
mobile visitorr by making them browse your
desktop site on their mobile phone, you will make
them happy by providing just the content they
want in a way that is easy to use.
2. Create a Custom Domain Name
You can either purchase a special domain name,
like for your mobile site, or simply
create a subdomain, like Either
one works but many large sites
tes are using the format. automatically redirects to
TIP You can create a mobile
site map with one-click
using the MoFuse
3. Generate a Mobile Site Map
With 20 percent of all Google Searches coming
from a mobile device, having a search engine
optimized site is crucial. Generating and
submitting a mobile site map is the first step to
boosting your mobile search traffic.. A site map
allows search engines like Google to accurately
index your mobile web content and make it
available for searchers.
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Next Steps to Building your Mobile Website
Once you’ve taken care of the basics, you need to
think about what else you can do to make your
customers and prospects aware of your mobile site.
Remember the late ‘90s when every
commercial, magazine ad, and brochure
listed the newly created web URL for the
brand? Mobile is like the early days of the
Web and you need to put your mobile
1. Advertising and Promotion
Include your mobile web address in all your
advertising and promotion including newspaper ads,
signage, business cards, coupons, email marketing,
newsletter articles, social networking sites, and more.
You might also want to put
ut a MOBILE button on your
website with a link to your mobile site and info about
how to access it to create more awareness.
TIP The MoFuse platform
allows you to easily create
a QR code with a link to
your mobile website URL.
2. QR Codes
Let’s face it, entering long URLs into a mobile device
is not fun. An easier way to provide
ovide a link to your
website is by using a QR code. QR codes (or
( Quick
Response codes,) are two-dimensional
dimensional barcodes
barcode that
can be scanned by a smartphone using a downloaded
app. A QR code can be used to deliver a link to a
mobile site or some other content, like a video, menu,
or tasting notes. Once you create a QR code with a
link to your mobile site, you can put this code
everywhere including:
purchase displays
• Packaging and point-of-purchase
• Business cards, invoices, and letterhead
• Store signage
• Menus & table tents
• Advertising & coupons
• Billboards, and even television ads
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3. Tap Your Social Networks
If you are active on social networks, let your fans and
followers know about your mobile site and encourage
them to bookmark it! Provide links from your
Facebook page, Twitter account, YouTube channel,
Flickr albums, and more.
Be sure to claim your venue on Google Places and
based social networks like Foursquare and
Yelp to encourage check-ins.
ins. You may also want to
join location-based
based networks like CrowdBeacon to
identify people in the area that are looking for a
business like yours.
Did you know the MoFuse
platform allows you to offer
click-to-call features on
your mobile website?
4. Don’t forget Search Engine Marketing
In a recent study, Google reported that ninety
percent of smartphone users have looked for local
information, with 77 percent contacting a business via
phone or visit as a result.
Many of these searches (71%) are the result of an ad
exposure. With a third of smartphone users noticing
bile search ads, consider adding mobile search
into your marketing mix. Google AdWords makes it
easy to target ads by device type and location to
make the biggest impact. You can link visitors directly
to your mobile site, or even offer a click to call option.
Mobile site with click-to-call
5. Measure Your Results
Once you’ve implemented these
best practices to drive traffic to
your mobile website, you will
soon see your visitor traffic grow!
Be sure to track your analytics to
better understand your most
popular pages, devices, and
locations so that you can adapt
your content and site design in
the future.
Mobile web analytics from MoFuse
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6. Ask Visitors what they Want
There is no better way to find out what your visitors
want than to ask them. Think about creating a survey
or questionnaire to ask what information your visitors
want to find when they are mobile. And don’t forget,
some people will want access to your fullll content, so
be sure to include a link back to your main site.
How Local Businesses Have Grown their
Mobile Web Traffic
Survey created using MoFuse
By implementing these simple steps outlined above,
businesses are experiencing phenomenal jumps in
mobile web traffic. Corolla Pizza, a local pizza
restaurant in Corolla, NC, began redirecting their
mobile browser traffic to their mobile site and
increased their mobile web traffic by 11,000%!
Similarly, The Blue Point restaurant in Duck, NC went
from zero mobile visitors to 411 visitors in a day after
redirecting their mobile browser traffic.
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About MoFuse
MoFuse is the leading mobile web content
management platform. We provide an
n easy and cost
effective solution for businesses to build and optimize
their mobile web presence, with support for
or over
00 different device and browser combinations,
worldwide. We make it easy to manage
nage mobile
websites, landing pages, QR codes and mobile data
capture forms.
To learn more or get started building your own mobile
Call 1-888-MOFUSE
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