Is your website mobile friendly? Does it work on ipads / ipods and other mobile devices? If not, this could significantly impact your search results next month.
Google has announced that from the 21st April, there will be an algorithm update which will have a ‘significant impact’ on mobile search results in all languages worldwide. Google does not usually give advance warning of algorithm changes so this tells us that it is an important change.
In a nutshell, get your site mobile friendly by April 21st 2015 or expect a drop in Google search results.
You can read Google’s official statement here:
Find out if your website is mobile friendly, be entering your website address here:
Hopefully you will get a result that looks like this:
However, if not there could be a number of reasons such as:
- The text is too small to read
- Links are too close together
- Mobile viewport not set
We advise all of our clients to make the most of Google’s free tools, so make you sure you have a free Google account and sign up to the Webmaster Tools, where you can also perform further checks: www.google.co.uk/webmastertools
If you have any concerns or would like to know more, then please get in touch.