Last year around this time, we posted an article on Google’s upcoming Mobilegeddon, which discussed the coming change of the search platform and the potential of rank penalizing for websites that were not mobile-device friendly.
As of today, 25% of websites that were not mobile-friendly have adopted a mobile web presence. Meanwhile, the divide between the websites that are mobile-friendly and those that aren’t is growing larger every day.
We know that Google continues to adjust its algorithm to give users the very best and most accurate search results possible. That is why, Google is tweaking its algorithm once again in what some are calling Mobilegeddon II. This newest update will happen in May (2016).
Here’s what you need to know:
- Mobile-friendliness is becoming more of a requirement to rank high on searches done through mobile devices.
- In May, Google will update it’s mobile algorithm to be a bit more aggressive in terms of SEO and mobile-friendliness.\
How aggressive this newest algorithm update will be, remains to be seen.
The world wide web is always evolving and new standards are put into place to make the user-experience even better and more serviceable. We know that having a solid web presence is important, which is why over the last several years, we at CU*Answers have been incorporating mobile-responsive design components in all of the websites we build. It is our mission to always keep up to date on the latest technology, so that we can continue to deliver the very best to our clients.
If you have had a website designed from us within the last 3 years, then your website is likely mobile optimized.
Not sure if your website is mobile-device friendly? Check out this great tool provided by Google! Simply enter your website’s address in the toolbar and click “analyze”. Note that the analysis of your website might take a minute.