This past Sunday I decided to do a little bit of work as I watched some baseball, and I turned my main website into a mobile friendly site using DudaMobile. I was very happy with the ease of the service that DudaMobile.com offers and decided to do a quick review of the website and overall service.
The entire process of setting up my mobile friendly website took about one hour to get fully completed, and could have been done quicker if I knew what I was doing.
I took a test using a Google tool to see how fast my sports betting website loaded on mobile phones and realized that it took 6.8 seconds to load. Ideally you would want it to load in 3 seconds or less on a smartphone. That got me into thinking about making my website mobile friendly again.
I had previously thought about looking into a mobile theme when looking through my analytics and noticing a ton of my traffic is coming from iPhones, Android phones, etc, but I thought it would be too tough to create some kind of mobile re-direct for those visitors.
My site required visitors browsing on a phone to zoom in to read anything, and nothing was really optimized to make any money when visiting through a phone. That was a big problem since my mobile traffic continues to grow, and I think will be huge during the football season when tons of people are on their smart phones during the games.
Anyways I came across DudaMobile, and with nothing else to do on Sunday I decided to give it a try. DudaMobile creates a mobile theme for your website in which mobile visitors are re-directed to. This means that you will still have your normal website when people are visiting from a computer or tablet.
I entered my website URL and DudaMobile instantly turned it into a mobile site, and even suggested a theme that matched my website colors, used my main logo, and even made a good looking mobile friendly footer. Overall right away I was impressed with the looks of things.
It then allowed me to edit different things on the website, which included taking out some text and tables that looked out of place when it got transfered over to a mobile friendly look. All I had to do was select the text or area that I wanted to delete and was able to delete it with a simple click. I did this for all of my main pages, and that only took about 10-15 minutes.
I was then ready to go live and test things out. DudaMobile has an easy to setup WordPress plugin that I installed and activated, and then I was told to set up a redirect. This might be confusing for some webmasters, but after a quick Google search I found exactly where to do this in my C-Panel. Total set up time for this about 15 minutes.
Ta-da the mobile site was now live for anyone coming across my website on their smartphone….
I checked my iPhone and it was live and looking good. Fortunately for me I tried out one of my affiliate links (which use a re-direct) and noticed that they didn’t work. It would have been bad if I didn’t test the link because that is how I make my money with this website. I went back into my backend of the DudaMobile website and quickly found out the solution. I just needed to click the “don’t mobilize this link” box for each affiliate re-direct link I have. Got that fixed up in about 15 minutes and my mobile website was basically complete.
I was extremely impressed by the ease of everything to do with DudaMobile. I figured it would take me a number of hours to get TheSportsGeek.com switched over to a mobile friendly theme and thought I may even have to hire someone to do it all for me since I’m not to smart with the tech side of websites. I was wrong, and I did it all myself with no help whatsoever in about an hour.
Overall I rate DudaMobile 10/10 until I come across any problem… which I don’t see happening anytime soon.