It’s with some trepidation that I am writing about a tool that will provide a mobile optimized web site for for free. The trepidation comes from that fact that this tool, while being just short of fabulous, does not provide the entire mobile solution. It goes far enough though, that many of you won’t take the next (and totally necessary) step of having a mobile site.
It’s imperative that your web site be easily viewed on a smart phone. And I am not talking about taking your regular web site and scaling it down so that it fits on the small screen. While that solution sounds attractive, it still requires that the user scroll and scale the page in order to see anything. And that is more trouble than most people are willing to go through. It’s just too easy to hit the back button and move on to another site.
What I am talking about is a full blown mobile site. Here is one that I want you to look at with your phone: http://jkfbmc.com/hrre. Or, check out this one: http://jkfbmc.com/mdgre Notice the click to call button? On a phone that will cause the phone to dial the number. See the Find us button? That opens a Google map that can also provide directions from where the viewer is to your office (or anywhere else that you’d like to send them). Check out some of the other buttons as well while you are there. These sites are fully optimized for use on a smart phone. They give the viewer everything that need to know in order to learn more about the agent and more importantly, get in touch with the tap of a finger. (Hint: Use your smart phone to scan the QR codes to view the sites. Don’t have a QR Code reader? Get RedLaser at http://redlaser.com/)
But, if you need a quick and FREE mobile solution for a listing, go check out http://Vyoo.it Built by the same company that brought you Postlets, this web based service will take the information it needs from your listing online, plus info that you give it and it will construct a stand alone mobile optimized web page, complete with a QR code that you can use to direct people to the page. You can also get sign riders, postcards and stickers to help you market the site.
If you’ve got listings, you need this service. But, if you really want to be ahead of the competition, you need to have a fully optimized site. Visit http://MobiListPro.com to learn more about Mobile marketing and to get in touch if you want me to help you get there…