Google Issues Ultimatum to Non-Responsive Sites
Google announced yesterday they'll be making a change to their rankings that will have "a significant impact in [their] search results." Mobile-friendliness will be a much more important ranking factor and will affect Google searches worldwide starting April 21, 2015. Google claims that the positive outcome of this update will be that "users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices." This is consistent with statistics Google has previously touted:
Announcing that mobile friendliness will become a permanent part of their algorithm comes as no surprise, however Google isn't known to give early warnings so it's very likely that this change is going to have big effects on the search results landscape. Is your site ready?
You have less than 2 months to make sure your site is responsive and mobile-friendly or you may see a negative impact on your organic traffic. Not sure if your site is responsive? Check here with Google's Mobile Friendly Tool. In light of this change, our responsive design and development team is taking on a limited number of accelerated projects to help our clients beat this April 21st deadline. If you're interested in learning more about this process and how your site could benefit, contact us today.