Google announces mobile-ready sites will receive higher rankings!

Starting April 21st, 2015 Google is updating their Algorithm to place mobile friendly sites higher in the rankings and will also be downgrading sites that are not mobile friendly. The reason Google is doing this is simple. Google wants to make sure they are directing people to sites that will be able to be viewed across all devices. Google wants to promote the best online experience for their users across all countries, and this is one step they can implement to achieve that goal.

 

What does this mean for you?

It means that you could lose a significant amount of business and new customers that are searching for your services online. If you currently have a website that is not responsive / mobile friendly Google will be moving your site listing significantly lower in the page rankings. If you have a mobile friendly site your page listing will now be moved up!

 

What can you do to improve your website ranking?

In order to make sure your website is inline with Google’s Algorithm you can contact a web development company like Web Tech Solutions to make sure your website is mobile friendly. We will look over your site and make the correct changes needed so your website is view-able across all devices.

 

How can I determine if my website is mobile friendly?

To see if your current website is mobile friendly click this link https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/  and enter in your website url in the box. Google will do a scan on your site and will let you know if your website is mobile friendly or not. If your site is Mobile friendly congratulations! If not contact us.