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Publish Website Builder, Get a Mobile Website

Date Submitted: 11-15-2012 by markg

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These days, it seems like using mobile devices to view websites without mobile versions is like putting coal in a hybrid car.

That’s why Website Builder now creates a mobile version of your site. You don’t have to take any extra steps — just publish your site with the Page Designer.

It automatically converts your content from your standard website to a mobile site without requiring you do a thing. Changes you make with the Page Designer to your standard website sync with your mobile website.

If you’re on a Deluxe or Premium plan, you can customize your mobile website to optimize it even more for your mobile users.

We created a help article for you to follow as you get familiar with mobile websites.

A recent study from Google® shares the following responses from users who visited mobile-friendly websites:

  • 74 percent said they’re more likely to return to that site in the future.
  • 67 percent said they’re more likely to buy a site’s product or service.
  • 48 percent said if a site didn’t work well on their smartphones, it made them feel like the company didn’t care about their business.

Also, within a few short years smartphones are projected to surpass PCs as the primary devices for connecting to the Internet.

So start enjoying this opportunity to expand your business by offering your visitors a mobile-friendly version of your website.

15 Comments on "Publish Website Builder, Get a Mobile Website"

  • by jose_a_favela on November 16th, 2012

    After publishing my mobile web site I went to open it in my Evo Android phone and guess what it still opens the regular web page, What to do in this case, what am I doing wrong?

  • by victoriaryan on November 27th, 2012

    It said on one of the pages that it may take 48hrs for the new site to be visible, so maybe you will just have to wait it out for a bit. Hope it works by now!

  • by purvisn on November 28th, 2012

    At the bottom of the page does it have the option of Classic and Mobile view? If so choose mobile, it worked for me.

  • by purvisn on November 28th, 2012

    On my Mobile Site the anchors and links do not work. Will this be fixed in the future? Also, the text colors on the mobile site are not good. Some things can hardly be seen due to the Mobile Site background colors. Also, the navigation block and the main block is now just scrool down from top to bottom in Mobile view. I have been told by the Help Desk that the Mobile site is populated from the Web Site, they are synced together. Can the sync be broken so I can just edit the Mobile Site without it effecting the Web Site?

    I am using a pre-designed template and do not want to change any colors of any blocks on the Web Site. But the Mobile Site looks terrible, I need to fix this and would like to know how.

  • by victor31 on December 2nd, 2012

    Hi MarkG, its a good improvement for website builder to have a web mobile looks. Thanks for the team who made it. Keep up.

  • by srober on December 16th, 2012

    I am working with Website Builder and one of my pages is giving me a 404 error after I have already posted. If I try to go into that page from google, it tells me something about Jarva. I’m clueless to know how to fix this?

  • by hgsl on December 18th, 2012

    I created a page on my website, but it is not showing on my mobile site. How do I sync the two?

  • by adrianne_h on December 19th, 2012

    I launched my website but the mobile version is all mixed up with new my page and the original template I used from the website builder. how do I update my mobile version so it matches my full website? when I do a preview I didnt see an option for this

  • by wmlanglois on January 21st, 2013

    My mobile page is showing two home links. I can’t find the the ghost page or link in the editor. I have tried several different things inside the editor and republished with no luck.

  • by kcbluesman on February 16th, 2013

    Be aware that if you enable this “free” service and are using Google Analytics (and probably other web analytics tools), your web results will NOT include traffic which has been re-directed to your mobile site.

    Per GoDaddy support, there is no way to incorporate your mobile website into Google Analytics. I suspect that this is not the case, but it would take someone much more technically savvy than I am to do it. And, of course, if I was technically savvy, I probably wouldn’t be using GoDaddy in the first place.

  • by foicr on February 24th, 2013

    Google analytics ID can be entered in Settings/Site Settings/Google analytics account. Not sure if that works though. I set it up just now so will watch for traffic info.

  • by guidositalian on February 27th, 2013

    I made changes on my website two days ago, but those changes are not showing on my mobile site. How do I sync the two?

  • by smn1504 on March 4th, 2013

    While I understand that the mobile version is provided free – it doesn’t help that several of the web pages didn’t convert all of the content. So on Schedule & Pricing – there is no pricing on the mobile. Only half of our staff bios converted. When I contact GoDaddy, the answer is “UPGRADE.” Not always an option for a small business (Pilates Studio). If UPGRADE is the only answer, will I be able to fix the deficiencies in the current mobile version (e.g. the missing text from the web pages?).

  • by melicious01 on April 19th, 2013

    When people look at my site from their mobile I want it to look the same as the original website. I don’t know how to disable the mobile version as I don’t like the look of it. Thanks.

  • by semperfi on May 7th, 2013

    My mobile site is not syncing to my classic site. I have attempted to make the information match. Do you have to edit the information in both designers? If so, it doesn’t make sense to ask if I wanted to sync my site. Is there a sync option to get the data to remain consistent? If there isn’t, how can I disable the mobile site so that viewers see the correct site? Right now it looks far less than professional. I wish this feature worked, but, so far, it seems as though it is glitchy.

    Thanks!

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