What is Mobile-geddon?

The Mysticism of SEO

You’ve probably seen in the news that  Mobile-geddon starts this week.  What exactly does that mean?  In short, starting this week, Google search engine results are going to give preferential rankings to sites that are mobile ready.   Your content is still what really gets your site ranked at Google.  This change just means that all things being equal, a site that is mobile ready will get prioritized.

Google is constantly adjusting their ranking algorithms, but this is a big shift.  Google is planning for when users are using their mobile devices more than desktops.

As you read in our 2015 Screen Resolution Review, our credit union sites are still accessed 70% of the time on desktop devices.  However, we’ve seen mobile access trending upwards in the last 18 months and expect this trend to continue.

As part of this, CU*Answers Web Services has been including a responsive web design component in all of our new designs for the last several years.  What is a responsive web design?  In short, it means your website will scale to different screen resolutions using checkpoints enabling you to have one website that you maintain and the content is reflowed to match the size of the device.

It also means, that if CU*Answers Web Services has redesigned your website in the last 3 years, you likely already have a mobile optimized version website.

Google has released a tool for you to check your own site to see how it fares.  Here’s a test of cuanswers.com.  Note that the analysis takes a minute so let it run.

If your site doesn’t have a mobile responsive component, it’s time to consider a redesign.  We have limited redesign slots available, and slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.

New Website for New Horizons Credit Union

CU*Answers Web Services is excited to announce the launch of a new website for New Horizons Credit Union in Ohio. This new website is built on our WordPress with SiteControl platform enabling consistent content and search engine optimization right out of the gate. In addition, New Horizon’s new website theme was built to use CU*Answers Web Services’ and CU*Answers’ Marketing standard banner sizes so that New Horizons can leverage collaborative pricing and electronic banners.

Please visit their New Horizons’ new website.

Onaway FCU Rebrands to Awakon FCU

awakonfcu.net

We are excited to announce the launch of the new awakonfcu.net! Onaway Federal Credit Union, based in northern Michigan, recently expanded beyond their Onaway footprint and needed to rebrand to reflect their expanded field of membership. As part of their name change to Awakon Federal Credit Union, they needed a new web site. Enter CU*Answers Web Services. Designed, built, tested, and launched to coordinate with the rest of the rebranding deployment, awakonfcu.net uses WordPress with SiteControl, 950×250 rotating banners, a lovely background photograph, search functionality, electronic contact forms, and simplified navigation.

CUSO Development Company Private Site

cuso development company best practices

A few weeks ago at the CUSO Development Company Board meeting, CU*Answers Web Services launched the new CUSO Development Company Best Practices website.

This private blog was created for clients and partners of CUSO Development Company may collaborate on opportunities and share ideas regarding best practices.  This site was built on WordPress and intentionally styled to keep the look and feel of the corporate site.

NCACU Redesign Launched

ncacu.org screenshotThe new and improved ncacu.org launched today. Special thanks to Kathy at North Central Area Credit Union for her work on the design.

New Community CU Site!

The new Community Credit Union site launched today. It is based on a customization of our SiteControl product that allows members and visitors to choose one of four segments of the site tailored to their interests with specifically selected design, products, services, and other information. Read More »