What's new this week

Well its been over a month since I last posted on here but that's because we have been really busy.  During this time we have launched several new products including our new multi platform e-commerce product.

Also really exciting is a new release of award winning our site builder platform that has had hundreds of improvements.  What's more the product has been selected by one of the UK's largest business ISP's to power their customer offering and we are working hard to launch that too.

It's very exciting and busy times here at Local Link Up.  Our customer base continues to grow in all departments and we are delighted to be bucking the recession doom and gloom trends right now.

Mobile sites break through the 1000 barrier

Despite only launching our mobile friendly websites product just a few short weeks ago we have now achieved the milestone of 1000 customer mobile sites created. It's great news and we are adding more than 100 new customers every week. Local Link Up and our parent company aim to be the biggest provider of mobile friendly websites in the UK.

Businesses are not ready for mobile

Traffic from mobile devices in the UK has increased to about 9% (according to StatCounter) which is also the same percentage of Quantcast’s Top Million sites that are deemed ready for mobile in 2012 according to data from the Mongoose Metrics Data Series.

This compares to the previous year where it was determined that of 7,000 retail websites only 4.8% were mobile ready – a nearly doubling of the Web’s mobile readiness in a year.

In the Mongoose Metrics data set, 118,000 of the 1,000,000 sites could not be crawled at all for a variety of reasons, resulting in approximately 882,000 sites that could be used for this data.

As 79,133 sites either rendered a mobile version on the same URL or redirected to a mobile version of the site under a different URL when a smartphone user agent was detected, this number dropped to 76,241 when a feature phone user agent was used.

Interestingly, these sites used a JavaScript mobile redirect more often for feature phones than smartphones.

Get your business ready for mobile with a Local Link Up mobile ready website. Its less costly than you may think and will bring immediate benefits in search results.

Happy New Year and much e-commerce to come!

Well it's the start of another year and at Local Link Up we are as excited as ever about the prospect for what lies ahead.

Our engineers are currently working on a new extension to our website builder that allows customers to advertise their products through various channels such as eBay, Facebook, Amazon, Google Shopping and of course on their own e-commerce platform.

Once launched this product will be available as an add-on to our Pro Design customers and in a limited form to our PLINK Plus PPR customers too.

I will keep you updated.