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How to Set Up Your goMobi Website

Recently, Afilias Technologies announced it was going to discontinue the goMobi Mobile Website Builder. With the growth of responsive websites in recent years and the periodic evaluation of company products, Afilias has decided to implement an end of life for its goMobi product effective October 31, 2020.

  • July 31, 2020 - Last day to make any edits to your site
  • October 31, 2020 - Last day your goMobi site will work
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What is goMobi? 

goMobi is a service that makes your business easily available to mobile users with a fast and easy mobile website. Millions of people are now using their mobile phones to surf the Internet and look for information and services. goMobi ensures customers can easily find your business anywhere, anytime. Thanks to its intuitive and easy-to-use interface, your customers get immediate access on their mobile phone to all the key information about your business and are able to contact you with just one click or touch.

Why goMobi?

goMobi is a service that makes your business easily available to mobile users with a fast and easy mobile website. Millions of people are now using their mobile phones to surf the Internet and look for information and services. goMobi ensures customers can easily find your business anywhere, anytime. Thanks to its intuitive and easy-to-use interface, your customers get immediate access on their mobile phone to all the key information about your business and are able to contact you with just one click or touch.

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goMobi Features 

Create great mobile websites quickly and easily! Mobile-friendly features make it easy for customers to find what they’re looking for and convert leads into sales.

It works on all phones, including smartphones and other connected devices like tablets. It even looks good on desktops!

goMobi Mobile Website Features

Find us

Show your customers where you are located, using the reliable Google maps plugin.

Video

Automatically converts and optimizes your video for any device.

Products

Highlight your products and add a shopping cart so customers can purchase from your site.

Reviews

Let customers read business reviews that have been added to Yelp and Foursquare.

Forms

Create forms to suit your business.

Twitter

Display your Tweets on your mobile site, automatically updating to display your current Tweets.

Full website

Add a link from your mobile website to your full website.

Image gallery

Publish high-quality images to your goMobi mobile website.

Call us

One-click for your customers to call you.

Coupons

Your special offers.

Leave a message

Customers can leave a message requesting information.

Booking request

Let your customers request a reservation.

Tell a friend

Get more traffic when visitors send a message with a link to your site.

Keep me Informed

Maximize contact with customers. Get opt-ins for email and text messages.

Your news

Share your news.

Callback

Customers can leave a message requesting a callback.

Blog

Share your blog.

Hours of Operation

Tell customers when you are open for business.

About Us

One-click and customers know about you.

Unlimited pages

Add pages to highlight additional content.

Services

Share information on your services to help convert more leads.

Even calendar

Publicize your events using your Google Calendar feed.

Legal

Don't forget to share the fine print.

Site Translation

All your mobile site visitors to select a language of their choice.

Facebook

Drive chat about your business by giving visitors access to your Facebook page.

 

How to Order goMobi 

You can purchase goMobi two ways:

New Hosting Accounts

If you are a new customer, you can add goMobi to your shared hosting order by simply checking the box next to "goMobi Mobile Website Builder" on the order form.

Existing Hosting Accounts

If you are an existing shared hosting customer, you can find the "goMobi Integration" icon in cPanel. Clicking on the icon will walk you through the signup process.

  1. Click on the goMobi Integration icon in cPanel.
  2. Click on Activate next to the domain you want to add a mobile site too.
  3. Agree to the Terms of Service.
  4. Click Get Started
  5. Enter your billing email address and password to confirm your purchase, and check the box agreeing to the terms of service.
  6. Click on the Buy Now button.
  7. On the confirmation screen, click on the Go to Configuration button.

What's Next?

Now you can begin setting up your goMobi mobile website.
 

goMobi Set-up Assistant

Learn how to set up and optimize your mobile website by using the new goMobi mobile website builder and content manager from dotMobi.

The goMobi Setup Assistant will help you accomplish the following tasks:

  • Design and theme your mobile website
    • Select a theme
    • Select a background color
    • Enter a description and welcome message
    • Setup your logo
  • Select the features on your mobile website
    • Allow customers to call your business
    • Provide directions to your business via Google Maps
    • Allow customers to set up an appointment
    • Provide your business hours of operation
    • For more features please see the features article.

A quick walk-through on setting up your goMobi mobile website. Get started by logging into your goMobi control panel.

  1. Login to your cPanel.
  2. Click on goMobi Mobile Website.
  3. Select the domain name for the mobile site you are creating.
    • If you have not ordered yet, click on Get Started to order goMobi.
    • If you have already ordered, click on Configure to open the goMobi Control Panel.

Design Tab

Under the first tab called Design, you will provide the basic information about your mobile website.

Description

In this section, you can enter your site's name and a description of your business or website.

Language & Region

In this section, you can specify the language and time zone of your business or website.

Business Sectors

To help search engines find your site, select the most appropriate business sector for your business.

Logo

You can add your logo to your mobile website by uploading it in this section.

Theme

Select a theme and icon set for your mobile website. You can click on the displayed theme to view it and see what it looks like.

Site Colors

Next, you will select a color scheme. You can pick from the ones suggested, or use the Advanced Options to create your own.

Features Tab

Next, we will click on the features tab and start selecting over 30 features to add to your mobile website.
 

Applying a Template to Your Mobile Site - goMobi

You can choose the look and feel of your goMobi mobile website by choosing a template. There are over thirty templates to choose from, and you further customize the template by changing the site layout and icons.

  1. Login to your goMobi Control Panel.
  2. Click on the Design Tab.
  3. Click on Templates to open the templates section.
  4. Click on the available templates until you find one you like. You will see a preview on the right-hand side.
  5. Click on Update to add the template to your site.
  6. You can further customize the site layout by building your own template from the header, body and icon sets available.
  7. Be sure to click on Update to ensure your selections are saved.
 

FAQ

How is my goMobi mobile site built?

When you sign up for goMobi, you get access to the user-friendly goMobi Setup Assistant which puts you in charge of your site’s look and content. With the Setup Assistant, your site can be built in minutes and edited whenever you wish.

What is included with goMobi?

The following is included in the package:

  • Hosting of the goMobi site
  • Unlimited access to the Setup Assistant to modify your mobile website.
  • A fair use policy applies to traffic volumes. A 2,000-page view per day is the approximate ceiling.

Does goMobi provide Analytics?

The Setup assistant has a custom analytics tool so you can track how much traffic is coming to your site. You also have the option to add Google Analytics to your site.

Does goMobi work on all mobile devices?

With a variety of interface templates, goMobi delivers a great experience not only on Smartphones but on any mobile device which helps convert mobile traffic into customers.

Can I add my own custom icons to my mobile website?

Yes, with goMobi you can upload custom icons to all features that can be displayed on a mobile site via the Advanced Options area of any feature.

How does goMobi help to increase my site's visibility in mobile search engines?

The goMobi site is built using good practice recommendations, as outlined in Google's Search Engine Optimization Guide, which includes creation of a sitemap, well-defined page titles and descriptions, optimized site structure for navigation, good URL structure, optimized robots.txt, and site submission to directories. In addition, you can provide keywords for your business, which are used to assist search engines to rank the site's relevance to an end user's search request. Links to social network sites will also assist in this process.

What's the benefit of buying goMobi?

goMobi lets your business reach a broader audience. Recent studies show that the mobile web is the place to be: 43% of consumers use their browser to access the internet on their phone, and 68% of consumers indicated that if they knew a website had a 'made-for-mobile' version, they would make a point to visit it over the standard website. Of mobile users that had a bad experience on a website (e.g. navigation was difficult because the site wasn't optimized for mobile browsing), 61% said they would not revisit the site. With goMobi, you won't miss out on the growing mobile audience.

How do I get goMobi?

goMobi is available for our shared hosting products by doing the following:

  1. Log in to your cPanel
  2. Click on the goMobi icon
  3. Click the Get Started button
  4. Select the site you would like to integrate goMobi with.