Website Tips Series – Tip 8 Tiny Links Mash Fingers Here – Transcript
[00:00:01] Hi it’s Martin from Conceptual Creative. And today we are here to deliver a video in our Website Tips series. Each video in the series covers a single topic and is no longer than a couple of minutes in length. We plan to release a new video in this series every week for the next 10 weeks on our website at www.conceptualcreative.design and also on our sister site at www.doesmywebsitesuck.com.au. If you have any questions or want to learn about something specific why not reach out to us via email firstname.lastname@example.org. For now, lets look at this week’s Tip.
[00:00:48] So far in this series we’ve looked at a wide range of topics that if managed correctly can help your online Website conversion rate. In this video we’re going to look at making sure links and buttons on your website are big enough to be easily accessed on the touch screens of mobile devices. With over 60 percent of website traffic coming from mobile or touch capable devices you need to make sure that your links and buttons are big enough to click when designing your website.
[00:01:19] Your website designer should have taken care of this for you but perhaps you built the site yourself or have added to the site since. When looking to correct this issue you are going to need a mobile phone and internet access.
[00:01:35] Load up your website and go through each page of the site. You will want to check the following items of your site as you go, to make sure they are easily clicked on the mobile device.
[00:01:47] You want to check your header navigation and menu or your hamburger menu.
[00:01:53] You want to check the buttons that you used for submitting forms.
[00:01:58] You want to check links that are in text content.
[00:02:02] Any links or buttons in the footer content and any links or buttons in video or multimedia content.
[00:02:12] If you do these checks for every page and nothing is wrong. That’s great news. However in many cases, you will find that a link may be too close to another link to accurately navigate or that a button or link is simply too small to easily click. We have all visited that website where the links are too small to click and we get frustrated and leave. Imagine what is happening to your website conversion rate if your links are too small.
[00:02:42] That’s it for this video and we hope that your website is easily navigated on a mobile device and that all your links are just the right size. In the next video, we are going to talk about headings and using them effectively.
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