Google’s Mobile Friendly Website Ranking Factor Starts April 21

Google’s Mobile Friendly Website Ranking Factor – Effective April 21, 2015

Google has been telling web masters for quite some time that the search on mobile devices should be mobile friendly. Effective April 21, the use of mobile friendly websites will count as a ranking factor. Google states “This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices”. This basically means that if your website is not “friendly” to mobile devices, you will likely be penalized  and your website will appear lower in the search results.

To see if your website is mobile friendly, Google has a test that will analyze your website and report if the page has a mobile friendly design or not.

Test your website HERE.


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Looks like this one will need some help getting this site mobile friendly.

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