Google is changing its mobile search algorithm today
Starting today, Google will start to rank mobile-friendly websites higher than those that aren’t.
If you’ve used the internet on your phone (and more and more of us regularly do!) you know how frustrating it can be to land on websites where the navigation or videos don’t work, or where you can’t read anything because the text is too small. Google is aware of this and will now recommend mobile-friendly websites above those who are not mobile-friendly when you search on a mobile phone.
Users who are searching on non-mobile devices will not notice any immediate difference, however, overtime non-mobile search results will likely be affected as the number of visits to mobile-friendly websites increases and improves the overall page rank of those websites.
We’ve been working with many clients over the last few months to make their websites responsive, which allows the website’s content to scale appropriately to different screen sizes. Websites created using responsive design are already mobile-friendly.
You can test your website for mobile-friendliness using the link below. If your test comes back less than perfect, or if you have any questions, please contact us!