Google Gives Mobile-Friendly Sites a Boost

Can your website get into the mobile-friendly club? Well, if not, you should probably expect your website page rankings to drop like a stone on Google search results.

With more and more users viewing websites on mobile devices, Google wants to make it easier to find relevant, mobile-optimised websites. To this end, Google will now use mobile-friendliness as a factor in ranking search results. To make your site mobile-friendly, Google suggests the following steps:

  • Visit Google’s guide to mobile-friendly sites. This page offers several ways to make your site more mobile-friendly, such as by using software or a third-party developer.
  • Take Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test to see how optimised your website is for mobile viewing. You can test a single page on your site or several webpages and see exactly how Google’s own Googlebot views the pages when determining search results.
  • Use Webmaster Tools to generate a Mobile Usability Report, which helps identify any issues with your website when viewed on a mobile device.

If your website is in need of some mobile-optimisation give us a call and see what Carrick can do for you.