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On April 21, 2015, Google went live with it’s new search algorithm for mobile devices. Google now clearly favours websites that are mobile-friendly. This recent development has been called, “Mobilegeddon.”
I am not surprised by this news. Increasing numbers of people are using their smartphones to search for information on Google. It can be frustrating using your smartphone and finding a site that does not work without constant zooming in or pinching. It makes sense that Google would favour sites that work well on desktops and smartphones.
Websites that are mobile-friendly are built using responsive web design. This means that the code and URL is consistent across all devices. Mobile-friendly sites look the same on your desktop, tablet and smartphone; the only difference is that the layout is automatically resized to best fit each screen.
Websites are eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if they meet certain criteria. Here are some ways that you can help ensure that your website is mobile-friendly:
Select font sizes that are readable by smartphone users without zooming in or out.
Position your links far enough apart so that the desired link can easily be chosen. (*This is my personal pet peeve about some websites)
Avoid using mobile-unfriendly software; for example, Flash.
Make sure that your content automatically sizes content to smartphone screens so that users don’t have to zoom or horizontally scroll.
Have you noticed that we recently gave our website a facelift? Part of the reason was to ensure that SEO Guelph had a mobile-friendly site. We think it looks much better now both on smartphones and desktops (we hope you do too!).
If you are wondering if your website is mobile-friendly here is an easy way to test it: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
For more useful advice you can go to Google’s resource page (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/get-started/?hl=en) or Google’s FAQ page (https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/get-started/?hl=en).