Getting Mobile Search Ready

As many of you will have already heard, as of tomorrow (21st April 2015) Google will be making significant changes to its mobile search algorithm to promote sites that the search giant believes are mobile friendly (it is also being referred to as #Mobilegeddon across the web).

Mobile friendly websites render different layouts depending on the size of the browser screen, and as mobile usage rates show, more and more people are accessing the web via their mobile devices. With this data proving an overwhelming mobile browsing adoption, the decision by Google to reward mobile friendly sites makes perfect sense.

Here is Google’s official post on the matter.

What does that mean for you?

Well, as a 2nd Floor client you needn’t worry about a thing. If we’ve built your website for you, it is already mobile friendly. We’ve been coding that way since before “Responsive” became a buzzword.

However, if you have other websites, side projects or know other people who are not sure about their website being mobile ready, send them this link and get them to analyse their web address.

https://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

Google will then scan through your page link and come back with a response.

If it reads “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly.” then you are already mobile ready.

If it reads “Not mobile-friendly” then you could potentially be in trouble. Your web designer / company should have already warned you about this issue by now and have fixed it or be on the way to fixing it for you.

If you do still need help though, please let us know. There are a number of options we can help with depending on your time and budget and it isn’t as daunting as it sounds.

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