Is Your Website Ready for Mobilegeddon?

by Saul Edmonds

Well maybe not Mobilegeddon, but for many websites around the globe it may as well be with Google's major algorithm change that started 21st of April.

This new algorithm will be gradually rolled out worldwide, affecting mobile searches in all languages in all corners of the globe. 

This April 21 Google update looks to be the biggest mobile-related algorithm change we’ve ever seen, but I'll bet that it won't be the last. If you don’t have a mobile or responsive version of your site in place by April 21 (today), your search visibility could be seriously hindered.

How to prepare
If your site is already mobile-friendly or responsive, you won’t have much to worry about. However, if you have not yet implemented a mobile strategy for your online presence, now is the critical time to get it done. Follow these steps:

  • Ensure the mobile version of your site is active and functional. Responsive designs are the most popular, but you can also have a separate hosted mobile version of your site. Google doesn’t have a preference, as long as mobile users’ experience isn’t interrupted.
     
  • Ensure Google’s mobile bots can crawl your site. If Google can’t see it, it may as well not even be there.
     
  • Check each individual page of your site on a mobile device to ensure navigability. Just because your home page is mobile friendly doesn’t mean the rest of your site is.

    Google additionally offers two tools you can use to check whether your site is mobile-friendly. First, you can use the appropriately named Mobile-Friendly Test to see whether your site meets initial qualifications. Google Webmaster Tools also contains a convenient Mobile Usability Report you can run to examine your website as Google sees it.

If you are looking to move to a New Responsive Website or Mobile Version of your existing site we have a great offer for the next month with 20% off all New Responsive Websites - See below and Contact us Today


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Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

  • strategic brand design
  • web design & development
  • app design and development 
  • digital marketing 
  • creative engagement 

    Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

    Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

    Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

    Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

    Phone : +617 1300 727 749
    email : us@roundhouse.cc

    • Learn about our web design here.
    • Learn about our app development here.
    • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

    Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
    Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

    How to Choose A Web Developer

    by Saul Edmonds
    web development

    How to choose the right web developer for your business.

    What is web development?

    The term 'web development' relates to the technical and structural aspects of a website's functionality. It is the 'web developer' that makes a 'web design' work in practical terms.

    Web Development includes such elements as domain management, sitemap architecture, programming, specialist coding and security procedures. 

    Web development is a highly specialised field that includes several disciplines such as web programming, information systems and architecture, internet application as well as an understanding of usability and online marketing.

    A successful and highly converting website needs to 'look good' (with a visually appealing web design) and 'work well' (with integrated web development systems).

    Your Business and Web Development

    Every successful website needs to be 'found online'.

    Professional web development boosts search performance. A well developed website is built to be search engine friendly. SEO (or search engine optimisation) refers to the techniques designed to achieve search rankings for targeted keywords.

    It is estimated that more than 76% of all purchase decisions are made online.

    A well developed website that is highly optimised for keywords is essential for businesses today. To remain competitive, every business should identify their target market. Today that target market is found increasingly online. A well branded, user friendly and professionally developed website will boost profitability.

    Audiences are increasingly sophisticated and well informed. 

    Every website should be designed to meet the requirements of your target market. A professional web development company will take time to understand the specific needs of your prospects and clients. Features and functionalities best suited to conversion and service will be carefully implemented into your website. Every website should be designed and developed for success.

    Choosing the Right Web Developer

    Quality web development is always in demand. Web development is a high growth industry. 

    A customised website should deliver significant ROI. Online marketing and increased online visibility is a must for every business. A marketing plan that includes internet promotion, a social media strategy, eCommerce, email newsletters and SEO will drive traffic and increase profitability.

    A quality website is the foundation of a successful internet marketing campaign. 

    Take care to ensure your web developer is experienced and professionally qualified. 'Cheap' or 'Budget' websites can be false economy. Take time to choose a web developer with an extensive portfolio and client list who can demonstrate proven results. Ask for testimonials. Getting the right website is the best investment your business can make. 

    Choose Roundhouse for Professional Web Development

    Roundhouse has over 10 years professional web design and web development experience. We deliver customised solutions that boosts profits. We aim to build brand reputation and enhance customer conversion. Our designs are highly targeted to meet the needs of each individual business. Our clients include medical professionals, real estate agents, ecommerce providers, professional services and many more. Please view a selection of our work in our portfolio. 

    The Right Website Solution

    The Roundhouse team is well positioned to design and develop a tailored web solution for your business. We take time to understand the needs of every customer and we offer ongoing support to ensure success into the long term. Our highly customised solutions are guaranteed to meet your individual requirements.

    Trust your website development to the professionals at Roundhouse. We have the knowledge and expertise to grow your business in the online space.

    Contact us (617) 5559 0414 for an obligation free consultation.

    The Roundhouse Web Development Process

    Roundhouse ensures the complete success of every web project with our innovative '5 Steps to Success' Web Development Process.

    We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction with our dedicated design revision policy.

    1. Analysis of Brief

    Our web development experts meet with you - either in person or via Skype - to obtain a detailed understanding of your business and website requirements.

    An in-depth analysis of your web project is formulated to establish project guidelines and style guide.

    2. Strategic Plan

    Your web content is organised and evaluated in consideration of project goals. A plan is developed for site structure and content organisation. Online marketing plans are established. Relevant social channels are identified and integrated into the design process.

    3. Custom Design 

    You website interface is custom designed and available for detailed review. An additional meeting may occur at this time to discuss the website and functionality prior to site build.

    4. Custom Development & Build

    The web design is built to a fully working site. Site structure and architecture is tightly aligned to ensure functionality and usability appropriate to your target market.

    5. Site Launch + Review and Monitoring

    The website becomes 'live' on the web. It is optimised for search engines and online performance metrics are closely monitored across all platforms.

    Talk to the experts at Roundhouse. Contact us to discuss our innovative web development process on (617) 5559 0414 for an obligation free consultation.

    Custom Designed Solutions

    The best advice with regard to selecting a Web Developer is to choose a company you can trust. 

    At Roundhouse we put the customer first. We are committed to every project and excellence is the minimum standard.

    We understand the importance of getting the right website for your business. We know from experience - that a website that is professionally designed and developed offers superior performance and higher returns. A website is an important investment for every business owner.

    Roundhouse is a premier web design and development company. From our Gold Coast office we service companies Australia wide. We provide a complete range of services from branding right through to design, development, internet marketing, social media and mobile compatible design.

    Talk to Us. We can help.


    Contact Roundhouse Now! 
    Book an obligation free consultation to find out more and learn how to leverage mobile technology to grow your opportunities and business revenue.

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    Get to know Saul Edmonds & Roundhouse

    As Creative Director & Roundhouse Founder Saul Edmonds has over 20 years professional design and digital experience. 

    He is an expert on Brand, Website and App Development. He has worked with clients across all industry groups - including startups, small business, government and entrepreneurs - on projects of all sizes and budgets.

    Saul and his team can help you grow your business and discover new possibilities with :

    • strategic brand design
    • web design & development
    • app design and development 
    • digital marketing 
    • creative engagement 

      Saul Edmonds believes that every project begins with a story. 

      Saul and his team offer a one to one, tailored service - where he works with you closely to develop innovative solutions that will take your business to the next level. 

      Find out how Saul can help you turn your ideas into reality.

      Book an obligation free consultation with Saul Edmonds for ideas and strategies to take your business or project to the next level. Click here to arrange your booking.

      Phone : +617 1300 727 749
      email : us@roundhouse.cc

      • Learn about our web design here.
      • Learn about our app development here.
      • See our brand and logo portfolio here.

      Connect with Saul Edmonds on Linkedin here or Google+ here.
      Connect with Roundhouse on Google+ here.

      by Saul Edmonds