HOW IT WORKS

HOW MOBILE SITES WORK 


HOW DOES A MOBILE SITE WORK?

We utilize the content and branding elements on your existing website and optimize it to enhance the mobile user experience by adding mobile friendly features that utilize mobile technology. Your mobile site will most likely be a stripped down version of your full site highlighting the essential elements that drive a visitor towards conversion.   

Does this mean you will have to update your mobile site whenever you make changes to your desktop website?
NO. Your changes to your website will automatically be update on your mobile site.

But how does the site know to show the mobile site and not the desktop site? 
In the simplest terms we communicate with your website visitor’s browser and if it’s a mobile browser then they get sent to the mobile site and if it’s a desktop they stay where they are. How we communicate with your browser is a little more technical. 

The mobile redirect checks the User Agent of each visitor coming to the desktop site. If the visitor is detected as a mobile visitor, the redirect code will send them to the mobile website. If they're not a mobile device, it will leave them on the desktop site. 

The redirect code is used to automatically send mobile visitors to the mobile website. This is how the majority of people will come to your mobile website, by visiting your desktop site and being redirected to the mobile version. The redirect needs to be installed at least on your homepage, and every other page that you would like to redirect visitors to the mobile version.


WHAT IS A MOBILE REDIRECT?

Great question. A mobile redirect is a small piece of code that gets installed on your desktop site. It will check every visitor that comes to your site and redirect them if they're a mobile user. This is the most important part of setting up your site, as it is how most of your mobile visitors get to your mobile site. 


WHAT IS A USER AGENT?

A user agent is the term that was coined way back in the internet days when browsers didn’t exist and you had to type text commands now we have browsers that type the commands for us and acting on our behalf as the “agent”. You can view your user agent string here at whats my user agent.  

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