This probably doesn’t apply to many of you, but to those of us that operate businesses with a website, it’s very important! Google is changing their algorithm to look for ‘mobile friendly’ sites.
Starting April 21, that’s all going to change. It’s just 4 days away!
If your site is not mobile friendly, I suggest that you start working on a plan to fix this problem asap or watch your coveted Google rankings diminish.
For years now, mobile usability has been a factor in Google’s search algorithm. Sites that are optimized suitably for use on mobile devices rank higher than their non-optimized counterparts, even on desktop devices. But until now, that ranking factor has been both limited and ambiguous.
Aside from a “mobile-friendly” tag associated with various sites in mobile search results, it hasn’t been entirely clear which factors Google considers when calculating mobile rankings or how many sites (or which ones) are currently affected. Because of this, many business owners have postponed or avoided optimizing their sites for mobile devices and have survived to tell about it – until now.
I feel relieved that MissionRepair.com meets all of the criteria for Mobile Users and Google alike; and we’ve recently seen a 50/50 split of our customers that use our mobile site vs. a desktop version. Clearly the movement to mobile is real!
Well, we can also tell by the fact that we are seeing more mobile phone repairs than ever before, but heck what do I know?!
Thanks everyone, I’ll be back soon, Ryan