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The #1 Factor To Winning On Mobile 

(+A Test For Your Franchise's Website)

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. The internet is all about mobile these days.

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Everyone and their mother in the internet space knows this. And as you can imagine, there are a number of different things to keep in mind as you’re designing your website for mobile devices. However, Google (and we agree) has recently declared the number one factor when thinking about mobile: speed.

Directly from Google’s website –

Many factors contribute to an engaging mobile experience. And speed is chief among them. Most people will abandon a mobile site visit if the page takes more than a few seconds to load.

As you can see, it’s not that speed is “amongst the top factors.” Speed is chief. Period. And think how much of a silent killer this is. Even if you go to great lengths to design a beautiful, immersive experience, it still may be slow. No one sticks around for seconds as slow websites load on our phone. Ever.

So here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: Click this link to get to Google’s Speed Scorecard

Step 2: Enter your domain name

Step 3A: If it’s 3 seconds or below, you’re doing great!

Step 3B: If it’s above 3 seconds, do something about it or shoot us an e-mail –! There are many options you have to improve this, and I promise ignoring it will be a huge regret.

Eli Robinson is the COO of Metric Collective, FranchiseHelp’s parent company. He, himself, is mobile-optimized.

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