Missouri State University is transforming its homepage and other websites into mobile-friendly templates, and we need your help.
Your audience is mobile
Mobile websites are key for recruitment. According to the Noel-Levitz 2015 E-Expectations report, 71% of high school juniors have viewed a college site on a mobile device, and they rate the college website as the most influential resource when researching colleges.
Second, Google recently experienced two mobile milestones:
- The mobile tipping point, in which the number of mobile searches in the U.S. surpassed searches on PCs
- Mobilegeddon, a change to the Google search algorithm that benefits mobile-friendly websites over their non-mobile-friendly counterparts
How to get a mobile-friendly website
If you have a Web Press site, your path to a mobile-friendly website includes three steps:
- Content review and planning
The Web Help Desk will provide you a content inventory and site map, so you can review your content and make plans on how to adopt the best practices for mobile websites.
The Web Help Desk will convert your website to the mobile templates, then you can implement your plans from step one.
Once everything is converted and optimized, the Web Help Desk will publish your website live.
Please know that we’ll be processing requests on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will do our best to work through the queue as quickly as possible.
Exceptions to this process
- Academic websites are already being converted to mobile templates as part of the Academic Website Project. Learn more about the academic website conversion.
- Editors of other websites outside of Web Press can attend a weekly open lab session to get assistance with the mobile-friendly template.