By Vanessa Sweeney

If you do not own a mobile phone yourself, then you probably know one or several people who do. There are very few geographical areas left where people cannot get a cell phone signal and due to that, they make very convenient devices for those who want to stay in contact either by voice, the Internet or text messaging.

People are also in a hurry these days and want to find the information or products that they need quickly and easily. Mobile phones are easy to carry in comparison to even the smallest laptops and netbook computers. Due to this, a lot of consumers are finding and buying the products that they want and need by using their mobile browser.

For Internet marketers, this means that making mobile part of your marketing strategy is essential and here’s why:

There are around 300 million cell phone users in the United States alone. People that may not have high speed Internet access may have Internet access through their mobile phones and it is important to cater to those who do use their phones to shop online and find information.

Smart phones and tablet style personal computers make accessing the Internet from anywhere pretty simple. As these devices advance in technology, more people are going to be using them to find and buy products. Internet marketers need to make sure that their websites are accessible and readable for mobile users.

Mobile applications are quickly becoming a dominate force when it comes to finding products or services online. Marketers can further infiltrate their targeted audience by making use of these applications or creating their own applications.

Mobile devices are not going to go away and the technology is only going to become quicker and more advanced. Internet marketers need to make sure that they are staying on top of mobile marketing opportunities so that no lead goes missed or untapped.

About the Author: I have been working in Internet marketing, search engine optimization and freelance writing for nearly 4 years after leaving a position with a financial institution. I love the freedom it gives me and I get to do something new every day

Did you know that in 2010 more people accessed the internet with a mobile device than with a PC and approximately one in every three mobile searches is local?

That is why on January 27, 2011, Jeffrey Sass, VP Marketing & Business Development at Myxer Inc. is presenting “How to Use Mobile Marketing to Attract More Customers to Your Website” during the South Florida Chapter of Women in Ecommerce™ Luncheon .

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