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9 Steps to Achieving an Amazing Mobile User Experience & Avoiding SEO Demotion

In 2015 the Google mobilegeddon was a hot topic for SEOs who were positive that Google’s changing mobile ranking algorithm would see major demotions for unprepared websites. Despite the initial update going out in April 2015, the fun is still not over; we saw a new Google mobile friendly update in 2016, and we’re constantly learning more about Google’s plans for mobile search. Most importantly, Google is planning to make the mobile index its primary index, and has already been testing mobile-first search, which means websites need to be fully optimised in order to avoid SEO demotion when the mobile-first index is properly rolled out. You need to provide awesome mobile UX if you’re to compete in light of Google’s latest updates.

So what is mobile UX and how can you make it awesome? When it comes to mobile, users want to browse quickly, complete tasks with as few steps as possible, and consume content easily on small screens. To ensure you’re providing an amazing experience on mobile, we’ve outlined the best practices and essentials of mobile optimisation below.

Step 1: Check your website with Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test

Rather than simply guessing as to whether your site is mobile-friendly, start by taking Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test which analyses any inputted URL and tells you whether or not its mobile-friendly, whilst providing a preview of how the page looks on a mobile screen. If the page isn’t mobile friendly, it will tell you exactly which issues need work, for example the text being too small or clickable elements being too close together. You then have a list of actionable issues to work on to improve your mobile UX.

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7 Almost-Effortless Ways to Engage with Mobile Marketing Automation

There are a lot of great ways to boost your mobile marketing, but if you’re short on time or personnel – or if you just want to work smarter, not harder – the very best thing you can do is learn a little more about mobile marketing automation. Not only does MMA software free you up to do some super important tasks only you can do, it also gives you more ways to engage with and learn from your audience. Sounds pretty win-win, right? Here are 7 ways you can make mobile marketing automation work for you.

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Beginner’s Guide to SMS Marketing [Infographic]

Why opt-in for SMS marketing you ask? We say, “why not?” With text messages being read on average in under five seconds, no other method of communication will get across to your target audience faster! Personalize your messages for better customer engagement and schedule them when it’s convenient for you!  SMS is quick, affordable, and easy-to-use.

Here are the top 5 reasons your business needs SMS marketing:

  1. Text messages have a 98% open rate, while email only has a 20% open rate
  2. 80% of people are already using texting for business
  3. 75% of people prefer to have offers sent via SMS
  4. 77% of consumers with texting capabilities between the ages of 18-34 are likely to have a positive perception of a company that offers text capability
  5. 70% of employees think their organization should use text messaging to communicate with employees

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How to Make Your Mobile Marketing Strategy Grow Big: 10 Awesome Tips

For marketers, nothing is more important than staying competitive and for this, they need to fine tune their mobile marketing strategies from time to time. A recent study by Forrester Research unveiled some surprising truths in this respect. As per the report, marketers all over the globe are using mobile marketing techniques in a way that is having a depreciating effect on the user experience of the mobile users.

There are a lot of techniques and technologies are at the disposal of the marketers today. From native apps to powerful mobile web to mobile-friendly responsive web design to location technologies like Beacons to augmented reality, there has been a plethora of technologies that marketers can put to use to target their audience. But the real problem lies elsewhere. It is the lack of understanding of these technologies and how they can be used to boost the user experience.

Having understood this, we are going to introduce here 10 awesome tips for an effective mobile marketing strategy.

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