Another method would be to increase the engagement level outside of just the written content by creating some form of interactivity. Users spend more time on fewer mobile apps because they engage with them more, the apps they download are specifically what they are looking for otherwise they would uninstall them rather quickly. Websites which tend to be found via links or a search request provide quick information but not enough engagement to keep users on the site for longer.
Content managers need to consider different ways of keeping mobile users engaged whether it’s answering interactive polls, dragging elements around the page to provide answers or engaging visuals, mini games or using the mobiles swipe, tap and pinch features more. Anything to keep users interested in your site absorbing your information, brand and services.
The one big issue with implementing this is load times, an app already installed on your phone will provide exceptional load times in comparison with connecting to a website over the internet, site optimisation is key.
For marketers and content managers the issue is how to engage people with simple and effective interactions that reflect their brand on HTML5 responsive websites. Not everything has to be a whizzbang effect, after all going way back to the Digital Middle Ages, Hotmail at the end of every email they inserted “P.S. I love you. Get your free email at HoTMaiL.” How ridiculous does that sound now and even at the time it was mocked, they removed the “P.S. I love you.” and the result was almost instantaneous with Hotmail jumping from 100 to 3000 to 20,000 signups a day.
Engage People! Try something new and different, test, analyse and test again. Engaging People is something that Naked Penguin Boy are constantly striving for. Our entertainment clients (DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, and Microsoft Xbox) are reasonably straight forward as their brands and products are already designed towards entertainment but the big challenge that we relish comes in with the “unexciting” but necessary products, banks, insurance, mortgages, etc.
Serious products that need to be made engaging to people in order to attract, gain and retain business.
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