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Mobile First Indexing: 7 Tips for Designing a Mobile-Centric World

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Raise your hand if you don't have a mobile phone! It seems impossible even to think about, right? The mobile phone has so forcefully entered our lives that it has officially surpassed the desktop computer in terms of online usage.

What does this mean? Statistically, more people use their mobile phones to browse the web and ask Google questions than those who do so from their home or office computers. This is quite a piece of news, isn't it? What can change in our everyday lives?


For those of us in the business world who want to keep up with the times, we might consider this news to be extremely important. As this line of thinking should already be in our minds, it has certainly crossed the minds of many other business captains who have taken steps to make their websites so optimized that they can be called mobile-first.

What does Mobile-First mean?

It means that, technically, behind the scenes, the site has been developed primarily for users who will view it on a mobile phone, and only afterward has it been adapted for those who will view it from a computer. With this technique, we can be sure that the site is indeed optimized to perfection on both small and large screens.

So, what are the benefits?

Apart from mobile users, will we make someone else happy? The answer is: YES. And someone very important. Mr. Google, who seems to be madly in love with everything that is highly responsive, dynamic, young, and up-to-date.

So if Google discovers that our site is one of those super updated ones, it helps us put it at the forefront of searches. If it doesn't discover it, well, we'll make it discover it. Let's proceed!

Tip #1: Developing a Responsive Design Is Key.

Use a design that is intentionally responsive to ensure that our site adapts perfectly to various screen sizes and devices. A responsive layout ensures that our content remains visually consistent and user-friendly, regardless of whether it's viewed on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop.

Tip #2: High Priority for Site Speed.

Every microsecond counts and quite significantly. Optimize the loading speed of our website to reduce the Bounce Rate and keep users interested in navigating our pages. Compress images, utilize browser caching, and optimize the code to create a smooth and lightning-fast mobile experience.

Tip #3: Easy and Intuitive Navigation.

Design intuitive and easy-to-use navigation menus for mobile users. By maintaining a compact, concise, and easily accessible design, we'll allow visitors to find what they're looking for with minimal effort, increasing their time on our site and the chances of contact.

Tip #4: Thumb-Friendly Interactions.

Consider the natural way we interact in the real world. Most of us hold our mobile phones and interact with them using our thumbs. Notice that, when conditions allow, we tend to hold the phone in one hand and use our thumb to complete actions on the screen? Therefore, position the most important buttons and interactive elements within the user's thumb's reach, ensuring a natural and comfortable browsing experience.

Tip #5: Minimize Pop-Ups and Other "Disturbances."

Avoid pop-ups and other intrusive elements as much as possible. Why? Simply because they interrupt the user's journey, which may lead to the user no longer being considered "ours." Instead, opt for well-crafted, non-invasive Call-to-Actions that integrate with the content and enhance the overall user experience.

Tip #6: Mobile-Optimized Content.

Create content specifically designed for consumption on mobile devices. Keep paragraphs concise, use bullet points, and include visually pleasing images and videos to capture and hold the attention of mobile users.

Tip #7: Test, Test, Test.

Regularly test our website on various mobile devices and browsers to ensure a consistent user experience on all fronts. Address any issues promptly to provide a trust-building and enduring experience.

In conclusion, designing a mobile-centered website is no longer optional but imperative for digital success. By implementing these 7 tips, we'll improve our platform's performance, engage the audience more, and position ourselves at the forefront of the mobile revolution.

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Matteo - Teomat Digital Arts

Digital Marketing Specialist

Matteo is an experienced freelancer who serves as an outsourcing manager for multiple international projects. He has a passion for programming, content creatin, eating pizza, and developing innovative solutions. A native Italian, he resides in Bali and is a devoted family man and nature enthusiast. When he's not in front of the computer, you can likely find him trekking through the heart of a jungle or unwinding on a secred beach.

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