So… in a recent article you probably read about the importance of having a responsive website and how it affects the end user. Well, you should now know that Google is making major changes to its ranking system and it’s based around whether or not websites are mobile-friendly. Your site is mobile-friendly, you say? Great! Google will reward you in the rankings… Oh, yours it not? Well, the news is not so great for you… With changes happening as early as April 21st, here’s what you need to know on the about the new algorithm.
If you’re thinking that you website is not mobile-friendly, you could be taking a fairly significant hit in Google rankings… No worries, there are ways in which you can test your site to make sure you are in the clear, you can also see exactly how viewers will see your site on their mobile device. Google will actually tell you that your landing pages and/or blog page is not mobile-friendly, why it appears to not be mobile-friendly, what types of resources are being blocked by Googlebots (robots) and how you can make it mobile friendly.
Not sure what Google thinks of your website? You can use this link to find out! https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ So, not only is it important to make sure that your website is responsive but it’s hugely important to ensure you have a mobile-friendly version. Your rankings may be decent now, but Google will penalize you if your website is not mobile-friendly. Don’t be left in the dark! If you’re unsure of how these changes in Google’s new algorithm may affect you, no problem… Call us! That’s what we are here for, one of our digital experts can help you in ensuring that your website is up to speed and if it’s not there yet, we will get it where it needs to be. Don’t let these changes set your business back, call Sun Sign Designs today 570-594-4216