Is Your Site Mobile Friendly? Google Wants to Know!
Starting April 21, 2015, Google will begin penalizing websites that aren’t mobile friendly
With more users accessing websites through mobile devices, Google has decided that it’s time for mobile users to get the “most relevant and timely results”
To help with this effort, Google announced that
Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.”
So what does this mean to you?
What this means is that if your website isn’t mobile friendly, then it’s time to invest in making your website mobile friendly. [I can help]
How does I know if my web site is mobile friendly?
There are a couple of ways to find out if your site is mobile friendly. One way is to simply load your web site on your smart phone and see what it looks like.
- Is the text too small to read?
- Are the links too close together?
These are a couple of indicators that your website may not be mobile-friendly.
But the easiest way to find out is take Google’s mobile friendly test.
- Visit https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
- Enter your web page URL and click Analyze
What did Google say?
If google says “Awesome!” – then you’re good to go, but, if it says “Not mobile-friendly” then you’ll want to continue reading.
What happens if my website isn’t mobile friendly?
If you’re site isn’t currently mobile friendly, then you’ll need to work with your web developer to make your site mobile friendly.
What if I don’t have a web developer?
I can help! Drop me a line and I’ll review your website and see what changes need to occur. Together I’m confident that we can come up with a solution to make your site mobile-friendly and playing in Google’s sandbox once again.