Mobile Search Is The Top Source Of Calls To Businesses
Facts and trends that you should know!
✅ Phone Calls from Mobile Search Will Top 73 Billion in 2018!
Click-to-Call, also known as Click-to-Talk, is a form of Web based communication in which a person clicks an object (e.g., button, image or link) from their Smartphone to initiate a call to any phone number WITH JUST ONE CLICK OR TOUCH!
To facilitate that interaction between you and your prospective customers, provide the ability for your website visitors to call your phone number on EVERY PAGE by using the HTML5 Link Telephone Protocol.
I use graphics at the top of the web page to promote my logo and domain name that when clicked, automatically generates a call. Also have a "Call to Action" paragraph at the bottom of every page encouraging the visitors to either call or send me an email.
❌ Some websites are designed where the business phone number is not clearly visible on every page or easy to find!
❌ If you show your phone number on a web page as part of the standard HTML text, ONLY the Safari and Opera Mini Mobile Web Browsers will automatically convert that phone number to a link that when clicked, the Smartphone will initiate a phone call.
❌ The Chrome and Firefox Mobile Web Browsers WILL NOT GENERATE A LINK forcing your website visitors to remembering and dialing your business phone number manually which can be distracting during driving.
❌ For tablets, even if you have device that has cellular coverage, A LINK WILL NOT BE DISPLAYED!
❌ If your website visitor is using a desktop or a laptop, there are very few software applications that allow the ability to initiate a phone call.
Call 972-372-4237 .... 👈 Is the Telephone number being displayed as a Link that can be clicked to generate a phone call?
Use the HTML5 Link Telephone Protocol when displaying telephone numbers
✅ The HTML5 Link Telephone Protocol AUTOMATICALLY DISPLAYS THE TELEPHONE NUMBER AS A LINK ON ALL DEVICES.
Call 972-372-4237 .... 👈 WHEN YOU CLICK or TOUCH the link, it will initiate a call on ANY DEVICE!
Other Cellular Network Features
AT&T has introduced FREE FEATURES that allow selected Smartphones, tablets, laptops and, desktops to initiate a phone call from a web page on A LIMITED NUMBER OF DEVICES.
These FREE features are:
✅ NUMBER SYNC - With this feature, you can use the mobile number assigned to your Smartphone with some newer tablets, laptops, and desktop devices. Friends and family can recognize your cell phone number originating the call even if you are not using your Smartphone. You can make and receive calls from any of the synced devices!
✅ WI-FI Calling - Once enabled, you can use Wi-Fi Calling to talk and text over an active Wi-Fi connection. It lets you talk and text from locations where there is a weak or no cellular coverage. Wi-Fi Calling can be used in the Domestic Coverage Area (U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands) and from most international countries.
👍 Implementing the HTML5 Link Telephone Protocol on your web pages will enhance the Mobile User Experience (UX) and help generate more calls to your business!
👍 Adding a CLICK-TO-CALL feature to your web pages is a very simple change!
Call to Action and Social Media
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