With more and more people accessing the web over their smart phones and tablets, having a mobile-friendly website is more important that ever.
Google Giving Favor to Mobile-Friendly Sites Starting April 21st
If you haven’t already heard, starting April 21st, 2015, Google will begin giving favor in their search engine to mobile-friendly sites. You can read more about this upcoming change on the Google Webmaster Central Blog.
So, what does this mean for you? Well, according to Google, this means if your site isn’t mobile friendly, your rankings in Google’s search engine will be negatively affected.
What is a mobile-friendly site?
Being mobile friendly does not just mean your site can be viewed on mobile devices. A mobile-friendly site is one that automatically changes to fit your handheld device (such as a smart phone or tablet).
How do I know if my site is mobile friendly?
Easy. There are lots of sites out there that can test whether or not your site is mobile-friendly. I recommend using Google’s Mobile Friendly Test. Simply enter your web page URL into the box and click “Analyze.” After Google analyzes your site, they’ll let your know whether or not your site is mobile-friendly. Here are our results:
My sites not mobile friendly. Now what?
If you have a custom design, I recommend talking to your developer about making your site mobile-friendly.
Other options include purchasing a mobile responsive WordPress theme (all of our themes are mobile responsive), hiring a developer to create a mobile responsive theme for your site, or installing a plugin to make your site mobile-friendly.
If you blog on the Blogger platform, you can adjust your settings to enable the mobile template.
Want help making your site responsive?
If you want to hire me to make your WordPress blog mobile-friendly, feel free to get in touch!