It’s official: Starting April 21, the mobile friendliness of a website will be a major ranking factor in Google search results. In other words, any time someone conducts a Google search from a smartphone or tablet, mobile-friendly websites will be listed first in the results.
Google’s latest update penalises non-mobile friendly sites
Currently, a “Mobile-friendly” label is given to results whose websites will adjust to fit a smaller screen. The label appears in gray under the website’s name and URL:
This label simply lets users know what sort of display they can expect to see when they click on a result. But since navigating a non-mobile version of a website from a mobile device can be frustrating, Google will soon use this label to do more than just inform users.
By adding mobile friendliness as a criterion for mobile searches, Google is trying to put mobile users first.
What does this mean for you?
Let’s face it, if you don’t have a mobile version of your site you may see a drop in your rankings but no panic. Here is what you should do.
First, check to see if your website is mobile friendly with this test from Google Developers, created specifically for this occasion.
- Your website is mobile friendly? Great!
- Your website isn’t mobile friendly? No problem — we offer a simple solution that can help you establish your mobile presence.
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The changes Google will make in April are the perfect opportunity to expand your E-commerce business and offer a mobile version of your site.
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