Do you remember when Google announced a major change in their search algorithm last year? They said the update would greatly effect non-mobile responsive websites and if website owners didn’t make necessary changes, they would earn lower rankings in search engine results.
No one wanted that. Especially when it seems that just about everyone accesses the internet on their little hand held devices. I do, and I bet you do too!
This little informative graphic from GlobalWebIndex is pretty spot on. The smartphone accounts for 80% of devices used to search the internet. Crazy right? Just think in a few years the percentage of access from smart watches + wristbands is only going to increase!
The Trend to Going Mobile Responsive
In April of ’15 I wrote a blog post introducing the newest need for a mobile responsive websites titled, “Is your WordPress Site Mobile Responsive?” It’s still valid. Read it if you want.
What’s the status of your website?
Have a website? Cool. Go ahead and check out this Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test. It’s easy. Just enter your site’s URL for analysis. Go ahead and try it!
Once its done doing its magical analysis, you should’ve gotten one of two messages; “Not Mobile Friendly” or “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly.”
Not Mobile Friendly
Uh oh. You need a website update!
No one really wants to read content when it’s wider than the screen, or if links are too close together since it’s so hard to click them and if the text is too small to read, oy! If that sounds like yours, I hate to say it, but clearly your website is way outdated.
Do it. Not just because Google will like you more, but also to make your visitor’s experience, regardless of which device they use, a pleasant one.
Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly.
Yay! And congratulations!