Google is set to release a new mobile-friendliness algorithm update on April 21 that will impact the mobile search results of websites that aren’t responsive. Is your site responsive?! If not, it may be time for you to upgrade. Here are a few resources for you to check out from the Google Webmasters themselves and Moz who’s a leader in Google Algorithm updates.
Who doesn’t use mobile devices these days to search for almost anything that they want? We want the most timely and relevant results, which most of this information, we find on mobile friendly web pages or apps. Google’s algorithms are adapting to these mobile-user patterns. Previously, Google made sure that web pages were configured properly and were “viewable” on modern devices, but things are changing. They have made it easier for users to find mobile-friendly web pages and are introducing App Indexing to bring forth useful content from apps. They are announcing two important changes to help mobile users to discover the best mobile-friendly content.
Read on here for more specifics in these two changes.
There are big rumors going around about Google’s upcoming mobile-friendly update, and bits of reliable information have come from several sources. Cindy Krum and Emily Grossman of Moz wanted to cut through the muck and bring online marketers a clearer picture of what is happening later this month. You will find their answers to these nine key questions about the mobile-friendly update, in this post.
1. What changes is Google making to its algorithm on April 21st?
2. If my site is not mobile-friendly, will this impact my desktop rankings as well?
3. How much will mobile rankings be impacted?
4. What about sites that redirect to a mobile subdomain? Will they be considered mobile-friendly?
5. How do I know if my site meets Google’s requirements for mobile friendliness?
6. How does having a mobile app impact my mobile rankings?
7. Do I need an app, and if so, should it be Android, iOS or both? What if I have a limited budget?
8. How is mobile traffic impacted by the user search query? Is there a way I can find out if my top keywords are mostly desktop or mobile keywords?
9. What is Google’s goal with all of these mobile-friendly changes?
Read further in the Moz.com Blog to learn more about what changes are occurring on April 21st and get your questions answered!
Responsive design is an approach to web page creation that makes use of flexible layouts. The goal of responsive design is to allow web pages to detect the visitor’s screen size and orientation and to change the layout of the website accordingly.
Without responsive design, website visitors, on a mobile phone or tablet, usually have to double tap or pinch and zoom to view certain areas of a web page.
Read on to learn more about responsive design.
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