Go Responsive. Be Mobile Ready

Responsive web design template

Users are accessing your site via their mobile devices now more than ever. Paypal recently announced at this year’s Arizona World Usability Day that 25% of their users are accessing the company’s website on their iPhones, iPads, Android phones and other mobile gadgets. That is a huge number of users, one you probably see echoed in your own site’s analytics, which is why Paypal embarked on a full mobile-first site redesign.

Google Search Results and Mobile-Friendly Site Design

Google announced that they are tagging sites that are mobile friendly which could affect your SEO rankings.

We see these labels as a first step in helping mobile users to have a better mobile web experience. We are also experimenting with using the mobile-friendly criteria as a ranking signal.

According to our own statistics 34% of all visitors are accessing from mobile devices. Here is a screenshot from Google Analytics:

Does Your Site Pass the Tests?

If you want to make sure that your page meets the mobile-friendly criteria:

  • Check your pages with Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test
  • Read Google’s updated documentation on their Webmasters Mobile Guide on how to create and improve your mobile site
  • See the Mobile usability report in Google Webmaster Tools, which highlights major mobile usability issues across your entire site, not just one page
  • If your site is running on a CMS (Content Management System) like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal you can check out Google’s How-To Guide for Third-Party Software to see some tips on updating to a mobile-friendly template.
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