“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.”
It’s not a secret that smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly common ways of browsing the internet these days. With all the different screen sizes and Google’s latest announcement, a responsive site design is pretty much a must-have and is now more important than ever!
Google’s new algorithm will be gradually rolled out worldwide on April 21, 2015. It will change the way Google evaluates the mobile-friendliness of websites, ranking on “mobile responsiveness” along with the other currently used SEO criteria.
What Makes a Website Responsive?
Basically, a responsive website design means that the elements on a web page will move and resize according to the device that you use to view it. A responsive site takes a standard website and instructs the mobile device on how to display it properly. This doesn’t mean that the same view of the website is displayed on each screen you’re using, but that your website page should adapt to ensure that it is readable and usable on all devices. This means that your website will look great on any screen, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
Consumers are ready to connect with your business on screens of all types and sizes.
For most people these days multi-screen use is an every day affair. Businesses need to create websites that fit the needs of customers on all screens from desktop displays to handheld devices. Don’t miss out on a huge opportunity!
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