How To Create A Mobile Website

Update! See: http://www.easymobilestore.com for a super simple solution to creating mobile websites & stores!

When I logged into my Google Adsense account today, I noticed a link for "Adsense for Mobile" which lead me to this information:

Get started with AdSense for Mobile
Enhance your mobile website - and your profits - with targeted ads from Google.

  • Gain exposure to the large and growing number of mobile advertisers.
  • Readers will find our precisely targeted ads relevant and useful.
  • Finally unlock the full revenue potential of your mobile site by displaying Google ads.

Don't have a mobile website? Learn more...

I hadnt really considered creating a mobile website, and honestly dont know that much about it, so I decided to look into it...

Here are some of the current searches for "mobile website", the number being the approximate number of searches per day across the major search engines:

74 mobile websites
29 mobile phone websites
19 mobile website
14 mobile website hosting
14 websites for free sms from the web to mobile phone
12 pda mobile websites
10 best mobile adult websites
10 mobile friendly website
10 mobile friendly websites
8 code to redirect to mobile website
8 websites for mobile phone internet
7 mobile news websites
7 pda mobile device browser website
5 asp direct to mobile website
5 implementing a website on a mobile phone
5 microsoft expression web redirect to mobile website
5 mobile phones website
5 mobile website development
5 redirect to mobile website
5 windows mobile website
3 amp'd mobile website
3 aol mobile website address
3 best mobile websites
3 free mobile game websites
3 free mobile themes website
3 how to make your website mobile phone friendly
3 mobile device websites
3 mobile new websites
3 mobile sharing website
3 mobile tracker website
3 mobile website design
3 mobile website directory
3 mobile website sample
3 mobile websites pda

Other related searches include:

1516 mobile games
1082 mobile search
541 windows mobile
359 disney mobile
350 windows mobile 6
222 mobile broadband
204 mobile phone tools
199 free mobile downloads
181 mobile internet
171 mobile software

Obviously this is a growing trend, and something that online marketers will want to stay in tune with. In fact, I'm surprised we havent seen a report or info product hit the market yet with a marketing strategy for reaching the mobile users...

The question most marketers will ask first is "How do I create a mobile website?"

Google says:

If you don't currently have a mobile website (and chances are, if you're not sure, then you don't have one), you can create one by rewriting your existing website in a mobile markup language, such as XHTML, WML, or CHTML. You'll also need to make sure the layout of your website is properly formatted to display on mobile phones.

A quick search produced Mobi, a free mobile website design tool. The service is free, doesnt require any technical knowledge, is guaranteed to work consistently across all mobile phones, and even includes a support forum.

One of our SSWT Forum members specializes in mobile marketing and mobile advertising.

Also see: 4 Easy Steps To Make Your Current Site Mobile-Friendly by Mike Davidson. He offers some easy tips to accomplish this in a matter of minutes.

Just this week MySpace Mobile was launched by Fox Interactive Media. Will independent site owners and online entrepreneurs follow suit?

Feel free to leave your comments and questions below. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the topic, and the potential of marketing with a mobile website...

Best,

About Lynn Terry

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Discussion

  1. I have heard of Mobi through another forum but don't know really anything about it. It will be exciting to see future reports or other info on how to get started with this. Another way to make more money!

  2. thanx!

  3. I Like this Post..

    Nice to meet u Lynn Terry..

  4. Thank you, nice to meet you as well :)

  5. Hello Lynn,
    I wanted to thank you for this post. I found it a great resource and have linked to this page from my blog. I hope that's ok but it was so good I wanted to share~

  6. Hello Lynn Terry,
    Even though it was published in 2007, I found your information is still useful.

    Nice to meet you, Lynn, and nice to know this blog.

  7. Very interesting... thanks.

  8. Tried a simple solution to mobilizing your normal .com website. Easymobilizer.com lets you copy & paste a line of code to your index file and it detects mobile device and displays your site as a mobile friendly version

  9. Recently designed a site for a client that was mobile phone compliant. It was pretty basic in its functionality but it pleased the client.

  10. i like this post and very useful...
    Thanks...

  11. Hi Lynn, it seems that you wrote about creating mobile websites before this subject got 'hot', that makes you a visionary.

    The main advantage in having a website dedicated for mobile users is increasing the number of visitors to your website - knowing that they won't use the entire monthly data subscription to load your full flash banner.

    As we see a future in this business we created our own mobile creator system with a free 15-day trial and prices starting a 5 euros per month. The website is located at http://www.wap-gen.com , feel free to use it and let us know your feedback.

    Thank you!

  12. Yes the owner of wap generator is right, 2007, who would have thought of mobile website? It's amazing it's been happening for this long but not many people knew about it, me included - weldone Lynn.

    The tools you suggested have just been timely for me, even though I haven't started using them, they look very good.

    I didn't know anything about mobile advertising, let alone Mobi, have heard of it, but did not think much of it really.

    Another person who seems to have caught the vision around about the same time with you is a guy called Mack Michaels of Cell Phone Cash, his programme is the one which opened my eyes to searching for this kind of informaton and it's how I found you.

    It gives me encouragement to see that things like SEO really work too because your site is ranking relatively well and is very relevant as compared to the few other on top of yours.

    Thanks for this. I have been thinking of how to format a website for mobile and it's been daunting for me since I am no web design expert and I feel the tools you have sign posted will help a great deal.

  13. Thanks for the information..I am also plan to start new mobile site because I already using adsense..

  14. I am looking at making my site a mobile site and this information is very helpful. The website tool that was provided is great for quick and easy customisation. Thanks

  15. i could not find source code or tutorial for coding for mobile website though i have googled a lot for the same.

  16. Kelly Gutierrez says:

    There seems to be no limit to the cell phone models coming into the market. With every new model that comes into the market been better than the previous one, people are buying cell phones at a very high rate.

  17. The TLD is essentially irrelevant. What you want to create is a stripped-down version on your webpage either on a subdomain, a different site or within the page using the right parameters.

  18. Jeffrey Revell Reade says:

    I tried to create a mobile website using wordpress, but i found it had some problems. Does anyone know a good plugin that goes with wordpress for mobile site development?

  19. Hi Lynn, Thanks for the detailed information in creating a mobile website. I heard about this before in my colleague but I just ignore it because I don't know how to create it but when I read this article, I have an I idea to make it. Thanks for the info.

  20. Zaarly helps small businesses get leads on their mobile phone for free. It's Mobile Marketing made easy. Businesses simply sign up for alerts and whenever someone in their area is looking for that item or that service, they get a real-time alert. It is how small and medium sized businesses can get free leads right on their mobile phone.

    Thankyou and Kind Regards:-)

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