Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?
The news has been out for more than a year. Google has changed the ranking factors for websites and the search engine giant is giving points to websites that are mobile-friendly.
What is a Mobile-Friendly website? Let me explain.
If you have a website, you are the proud owner of a desktop site. But with the growing use of mobile devices to access information on the Internet, mobile websites have come into play big time and Google is demanding that website owners convert their websites to make them mobile-friendly.
To make things easy, Google has set up a link that you can use to check if your website is mobile friendly. So if you have not optimized your desktop website for mobile use, you are simply cheating yourself, effectively losing revenue.
Get this, 75% of Internet users made their searches using a mobile device at the end of 2015. And this year, 2016, mobile devices are starting to overtake all other devices in when it comes to the amount of time spent online, according to GlobalWebIndex. Case in point. A business professional told me that she rarely uses her desktop. When she wants information or to conduct business, she simply reaches for her Smartphone.
Businesses that have not optimized their websites for mobile use are facing a host of challenges. If you try to view your desktop website on a mobile device, say a Smartphone, you will notice that it takes forever to load. You will also find out very quickly that once it loads, you can’t read what appears on the small screen.
Here is the biggest problem they face. These businesses with websites that are not mobile-friendly could lose 66 percent of their visibility and customers on Google starting this month.
A mobile-friendly website comes with advantages:
1. Improved user experience
2. Faster loading of website
3. New customers finding your website
4. Improved Google rankings
5. Distinct advantage over competitors without mobile-friendly sites
Check out this article in which Google talks about what happens when you don’t have a mobile-friendly website: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7808-google-search-ranking-mobile.html
This is what a website that is not mobile-friendly looks like.
You can check to see if your website is mobile friendly. Just insert your URL and Googe will tell you how well your site works across mobile and desktop devices. Here is the link: https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com
To keep from losing ranking position and to grow your business, Connecticut SEO company can fix your website to make it mobile-friendly.
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