The Google Gods Have Spoken, And Responsive Design Rules!
The time has come to update or become obsolete. As some of you may know by now, on April 21st of this year Google, the most dominant search engine in the world, changed the way they will be modifying their rankings and challenged business owners to take a hard look at their websites. So what is this major change? It’s nothing new to the search world, but it is one of the most commonly used words in the English language these days. Its “mobile”. Yep … starting now, whether or not your company’s website is mobile friendly will directly affect your ability to rank with Google leaving responsive design an even larger factor in overall SEO.
It is a well known fact that a majority of internet search comes from mobile devices (over 60%) and users would like to see quality content on their device no matter the screen size. To keep it’s users happy, Google will provide its audience with the most relevant and visible results based upon the user’s device in order to keep the customer satisfied and returning for more.
What does this mean for you? If you are a company who doesn’t want to get left behind, it means changing the way your site appears to Google. It is important that your company’s site and pages adhere to the new standard.
Now before you start to website anxiety, test your website to determine if it currently meets the application by accessing Google’s test page at https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/.
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