How Google’s mobile ranking changes will affect your business
Posted in April, 2015
As of 21 April 2015, Google will use mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal in search results, rewarding websites that are fully optimized for mobile platforms. This basically means that any business with a website needs to be mobile friendly in order to keep up with Google’s ranking system. If you have an old non-mobile friendly website, it will be penalised when searched from a mobile device.
These changes will make it easier for mobile users to find relevant, high-quality search results that are optimised for their devices, creating a better search experience. Google provides very clear recommendations on what you can do to make your website mobile-friendly. If your business website as not yet adopted responsive design, here is where to start:
- Review Google's guide.
Check out Google’s guide to mobile-friendly websites
- Take the Mobile-Friendly Test
Test your website and see how your website stacks up. You can test a single page or all to see exactly what Google’s search algorithm is looking for.
- Contact Design City.
We will review the Mobile Usability of your website and recommend a customised responsive design solution.
Google recommends responsive web design as the industry best practice for websites. A responsive website seamlessly adapts itself to whichever device it is being viewed from.
As a larger percentage of website visitors use their mobile phones to search the web, making sure your site is mobile-friendly is now more important than ever.