10 Sep Google Gives Mobile-Friendly Sites a Boost in Search Ranking
Is your website mobile-friendly? If not, don’t be surprised if its ranking plummets on Google search results. “Mobilegeddon” is here, and websites that aren’t mobile-friendly will suffer from the latest Google apocalypse. The search giant is officially updating its algorithms to favour websites that look and perform better on mobile devices, making them appear higher on search results. Previous changes to Google’s algorithm simply required website owners to make sure their websites are mobile-optimized for better viewing on smartphones and tablets. Now, factors such as readability, responsive design and not using non-mobile friendly software (like Flash) will also be taken into consideration in a website’s search ranking.
Here’s what the new Google SEO changes mean and what it means for small businesses.
As more and more users view websites on mobile devices, Google wants to make it easier to find relevant, mobile-optimized websites. To this end, Google will now use mobile-friendliness as a factor in ranking search results. To make your website mobile-friendly
- You Take Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test to see how optimized your website is for mobile viewing. You can test a single page on your site or several webpages and see exactly how Google’s own Googlebot views the pages when determining search results.
- Have your site converted to fully responsive mobile friendly website to make sure that you do not lose your ranking because your site isn’t mobile friendly.
- Talk to Website Connection about your site now, you will be very surprised of just how little it will cost you, it’s an investment to your ranking future.
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