Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mobi Domains and Contact Forms




Help! My .Mobi Domain Will Not Let Me Add Forms

Ok, so I added a (dot).mobi domain with website tonight, turned on the instant mobilizer and WOW! my website is not mobilized.
Hold on not so fast; If you have done this you know how cumbersome it can be to navigate an entire site from the mobile phone.
What's a person to do?
If you're like most local business owners you don't need your entire site on the mobile, just a few images, a contact form, maybe a call-out or two about special offers, etc.

Now to the meat of the issue:

1. Godaddy 
Logon to your Godaddy account and upgrade your .mobi to add website tonight.
This service is great to add images, content, your phone number, etc.

2. WHAT IF YOU NEED TO INSERT A FORM
This is where it get's tricky;  I use a service, AWeber, which is great as  it gives me the code in different formats. All I have to do is insert the code  into Website Tonight's Design Page, Right?  WRONG!
You see, a .mobi domain will not code  Aweber's forms, so you are stuck with an upgraded plan with no way to collect names, emails and  phone numbers from potential customers.

3. I HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION
I decided to  search for a service which would allow me to insert forms into my .mobi domain.
I chose Formstack  for a couple of good reasons:
Watch this video.



It is quite simple for us "non-web developers."
1.  Formstack has a 14 day free trial
2.  They have a monthly plan which is quite reasonable
3.  Form Submission Data, meaning it collects and holds your data
4. Lots of other features you may like.

Don't believe me?  check out my .mobi domain:  http://www.localbusinessconsulting.mobi

So far I am pleased with the Formstacks' service.