Have you heard of the recent changes Google has made for Google Search on mobile devices like phones and tablets? First off, these changes reflect the kind of attitude that has shifted towards mobile devices. These days, compatibility is the number one focus for all devices, not just desktop computers and other big screen devices. Websites that are mobile-friendly are now the industry standard.
Everyone has used Google or least heard of the top search engine of all time. Google has a lot of clout when it comes to shaping the way people use the internet. The recent changes to Google mobile search are part of an effort to always deliver the most pertinent and accessible information possible. This means that when you’re on your phone, you’ll get results that are the most relevant to you. This also means that mobile-friendly websites will rank higher in order to give you the best experience possible. The Google bots that review websites look at a few factors in order to determine if a site is mobile-friendly:
- Doesn’t use software that is incompatible with phones and mobile devices like Flash
- Uses font sizes that are easy to read without needing to zoom in
- Content that fits the screen instead of requiring you to scroll horizontally
- Links or buttons that are easy to click without accidentally clicking other links.
If your website meets all these requirements, then your website will automatically be labeled as “Mobile Friendly” right in the search results. This will give you a boost in mobile search rankings as well as makes your website look more attractive on mobile devices.
If your website isn’t mobile-friendly yet, it’s not too late. Google updates their search results consistently and if you make these changes now, your website will be found in more mobile-friendly search results. Contact us today if you have any questions about making your website mobile-friendly!