Mobilegeddon is upon us. What does that mean? Well, if your website is not considered mobile-friendly by Google, you are, allegedly, going to be negatively affected in search engine rankings. In other words, if your website isn’t user friendly on a smart phone, beware: your site may be lost in Google-space. This update rolled out a couple weeks ago, and it’s up for debate whether webmasters are seeing a drastic change.
In certain areas, yes, webmasters are saying they are seeing the change if the website isn’t mobile friendly. Others are saying no, they haven’t seen a change as of yet. Either way, it is confirmed that Google did roll out this update, though it may take some time to see results. For example, a website that is not viewed by Google as mobile-friendly may not be affected as of yet. However, as the rollout continues, it may affect the website greatly. To tell if your website is mobile friendly, use the Mobile- Friendly Test Tool. Plug in the website’s URL and you will see if you need to make your website mobile friendly.
Experts say you may not see a day-to-day change of Google results, but you may see a huge difference from week to week. They recommend to keep checking back to see how your website fares in the Google rankings. If you know your website is definitely not mobile friendly, that is an issue you may want to tackle immediately. How do you go about doing so? Your options are to contact your web developer and have her fix it. Or you can fix it yourself. For example, if you have a WordPress website, it’s often a matter of updating to a mobile-friendly theme. Though keep in mind with WordPress, when changing the theme, though the pages and posts may be seen in the backend, they may disappear in the front end.
At Qseeker, we are happy to discuss the options of making your website mobile friendly, and the best part is, we will do it for you. We’ve had years of expertise in search engine optimization (SEO), social media, content creation, and management of websites, especially in regard to top search results in Google. If you’d like to make your website mobile friendly, please contact us at 617-816-2969 or use our contact form.