I’m reviewing some of the powerpoints from December’s Search Engine Strategies Conference, particularly the presentations on mobile web site design and marketing, which were excellent.
The session on Mobile Search Optimization, moderated by Danny Sullivan, was excellent. Someone took copious notes and posted them. Must have been a court reporter present.
One URL was given out that gives instructions on how to make your web site mobile friendly in just a few minutes.
I’m finding that I use my Blackberry web browser more and more frequently. I’m sitting at a desktop less and less for web browsing, and even more rarely for email.
Janice Roberts from Mayfield Fund (founded in 1969), a veteran VC firm from Silicon Valley, gave the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders lecture at Stanford last week. (You can get the podcast for free.) In her career, she worked at 3Com, bought more than 30 companies for them, was involved in acquiring Palm and taking it public, and has been at Mayfield for 6 1/2 years. In speaking of trends for the future in this lecture, she talked a lot about mobile devices and how many people (especially younger people) want anywhere access to everything.
If you haven’t thought about making your web site mobile friendly, you are falling behind the times.
If you have tried it, tell me what you think of the instructions from mikeindustries.com or how you approached the task.
Also, in your comment, give me the URL of your mobile-friendly site, so I can try it out on my Blackberry.
NONE of my portfolio sites are mobile friendly yet, including World Vital Records (where I am CEO), which is why I continue to lecture on this topic and blog about it.