Google Announces New Mobile Algorithm To Be Released TODAY!
Your website needs to be mobile friendly. Here’s why:
On February 26, Google announced that its upcoming algorithm will weigh the mobile-friendliness of websites. Even if your website looks decent when you view it on your phone, it may not be optimized according to Google’s specific standards. With 80% of the search engine market share owned by Google, and 90% of Google traffic being mobile, no website can afford to ignore the importance the new mobile-friendly Google algorithm. Take this quick quiz and utilize the free resources below to learn how this mobile optimization update will affect your website.
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Your website needs to be mobile-friendly. Here’s why:
Notice how much easier it would be for a mobile user to navigate the mobile-friendly website in the image below. If you don’t think the examples below are very different, consider how enjoyable it would be to scroll horizontally, zoom in and out trying to view content not formatted properly for your phone, or accidentally click on the wrong buttons because the site isn’t optimized for mobile.
Additional Tools For Mobile Testing:
Open up your website in the Chrome browser. Use your mouse to right-click on the page and select “Inspect Element” there in your right-click menu. From here, some of your web page code should populate with a black par across the top. On the left of that bar, next to the search icon, you’ll find a mobile phone icon. Click here to view your site as a mobile device would view it. Use the Devices tab at the top of this page to select varying models. Click the mobile phone icon again to exit.
Additionally, you can login to your Google Webmaster Tools account specific to your website. On the left hand side, under “Crawl” and click on “Fetch as Google.” Here, next to the URL you input, you can select various mobile versions and click “Fetch and Render.” After a few minutes, Google will return their view of your website as a mobile-friendly device.
Is your website mobile optimized?
Take this quick quiz to find out.