Thursday 9 April 2015

Google announces Mobile-Friendly factors will affect search ranking on April 21st, 2015
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Google to bring Mobile-Friendly factors to search ranking on April 21st: 
Google is rolling out a new algorithm change starting April 21st. The change is designed to put an emphasis on mobile-friendly websites when users are searching for things, especially when those users are searching from their mobile devices. This change is going to have a huge impact on businesses. Here is a link from Google with more details: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2015/02/finding-more-mobile-friendly-search.html
What does this change mean for your business? If your website is not mobile friendly, and/or mobile responsive, then your site will not rank as high as websites that ARE mobile friendly. This would mean that mobile-friendly sites are going to start getting more traffic, and non-mobile-friendly sites will start to get less traffic... 20-30% less traffic in some cases.  
Google announces Mobile-Friendly factors will affect search ranking on April 21st, 2015

Statistics show that 80% of all US consumers search for online shopping sites and local business online on their smartphone. The expected shift from desktop to mobile finally happened in 2014 as mobile browsing took over desktop browsing. This will continue to gain popularity in the year ahead.

Please check “mobile-friendliness” of your website using the link below:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

If you’re still uncertain, here are the highlights of responsive website design:

  • One website for all devices, so only one website has to be created and maintain.
  • It is Google’s recommended configuration
  • There is no need to create a specific content for mobile devices, while you still enjoy the benefits of your desktop website SEO on mobile devices.

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