Nudge websites for garages

Car Servicing Websites

Nudge car servicing websitesIf you own a garage or a car servicing website, you’ve come to the right place. We have a lot of experience designing and developing websites for the motor industry – from used car sales and car buying websites, to car servicing and mot’s.

Boost your Car Servicing Website

In the first of our Websites for Garages series, we highlight what you can do to take your car servicing website to the next level. There is a lot of competition out there and if you want a slice of the huge amount of traffic available, you’re going to have to work for it. Fortunately for you, we have developed a website application that will make your job a lot easier!

The app interfaces with a VRM database containing all UK registered vehicles, allowing us to cross reference this information with your own pricing data. This enables you to offer your website visitors an exact quote based on their vehicle and specific requirements. You can read all about the app and how it can help you on the Websites for Garages page.

It’s professional features like these that can really make the difference in the online marketplace. Our Lines Open / Lines Closed app is another add-on that will set your website apart from the crowd. With smartphone and tablet traffic now accounting for more website visits than desktops and laptops, you’re already winning if you’re offering them something other websites aren’t.

Google UK reception

Mobile Friendly to Rank Higher

Search engine giant Google has announced a major algorithm update that will significantly impact all websites that are not mobile friendly.

The update comes into effect on 21st April 2015 and for the first time will use mobile friendliness as a ranking factor in search results from mobile. With smartphone and tablet use now accounting for at least half of all website traffic, it is now more important than ever to have a responsive website.

Google Viewport Example

How do you know if your site is mobile friendly?

To find out if your site is at risk of taking a drop in the search engine results, there are a couple of things you can do.

1. Enter your website name in Google search on mobile. If your site is mobile friendly you will see an entry similar to the one circled here:

Google Screenshot Nudge Websites Mobile Friendly

2. Take the Mobile Friendly Test on the Google Developers website. If Google sees your site as being mobile friendly, excellent! You have nothing to worry about.

If however you see a big red band and Google reports that your site is not mobile friendly, it’s time to take action and rectify the issue. Google highlights the problems with the site and some of the steps you can take to remedy the issue.

One of these steps is hiring a developer who can make the transition from desktop-only to a fully responsive website. That is of course where we come in. We have a wealth of experience of designing and developing responsive websites. We have built them from scratch and we have redesigned websites that were not mobile friendly and made them responsive.

Get in touch with us using the button below, we are happy to talk to you about your options!

Nudge Responsive Websites Lines Closed Enquiry Form

Responsive Website Extras

Here at Nudge we like to offer more to our clients, which is why every website we build is designed to be responsive. Having a responsive website is very important, because a responsive website adapts to the device it is being viewed on. With around half of all website visits happening via tablet or smartphone, you can see why it is important to give these users the best viewing experience possible.

A responsive website shouldn’t just be a smaller version of the main desktop website, it should offer certain features that are only available on a smartphone or tablet. One such feature built in as standard by Nudge Websites is our Lines Open – Lines Closed app.

When a potential client visits your website via their smartphone, the app is clearly visible in the form of a phone icon in the header.

Nudge Responsive Websites Lines Open

Along with your logo and mobile menu, the phone icon leaves no doubt as to its purpose. Google Analytics reports show that this feature is something that users love to have. After all, they’re viewing from their smartphone so why not give them something that uses it!

When clicking on the icon, the smartphone-standard calling screen pops up as follows, giving the user the option of calling you right away or saving your number to their contact list in order to call you later.

Nudge Websites Lines Open Call

That’s great for when your business is open, but what happens if the potential client is viewing your website outside normal business hours? That’s easy. In the Lines Open scenario above, the phone icon displayed is green and a click on it opens up the calling screen. Outside normal business hours however, the potential client sees this phone icon:

Nudge Websites Lines Closed Icon

In this example, the colour has changed to red and clicking on it brings up a different option altogether, as the following screenshot highlights:

Nudge Websites Lines Closed Enquiry Form

Outside normal business hours, a smartphone friendly contact form pops up on screen giving the user the opportunity to fire off a quick message – while the urge to get in touch is still fresh in their mind. Again, our Google Analytics reports show that this method of getting in touch is by far the most popular of all contact methods on responsive websites. It’s unobtrusive, highly functional and looks very professional.

There are many reasons why businesses should own a website, but the single most important reason should be to bring in more business. The more you do that makes it easier for the potential client to get in touch with you, the easier it will be to achieve that aim. The Lines Open – Lines Closed app is one small example of going that extra mile for the customer. Good first impressions stick.

Get off to the best possible start with a Nudge Responsive Website, where such features are included as standard – every time!

 

Nudge Websites New Kids on the Block

New kids on the block

Well we’re not exactly new, we’re not exactly kids and we’ve been around the block a couple or three times too.

Nudge Websites is a new web design and web development company based near Hull in East Yorkshire,  but one with old heads on its shoulders. We’ve worked at a number of web agencies through the years and now it’s time to highlight exactly what we would do different if we had it all our own way…

As the About Page says:

Seeing the same mistakes made over and over again is soul destroying, and not just where the customer is concerned

We’re here because we believe we can build websites better than anyone else. And we’ll prove it.