Over the last few years we have been notifying our clients and publishing articles online and in print concerning the importance of businesses changing their websites to a responsive mobile friendly websites or be left behind. Today marks 1 year since Google made this change, if your website isn’t mobile-friendly you are probably feeling it, your website rankings in Google searches could be penalized as Google updates their algorithm.
“Starting April 21, 2015 we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.”
Ref Google Blog
What are the requirements to make my website ‘mobile friendly’?
Requirements are quite simple:
- The website must be scalable – there shouldn’t be need to zoom and pan around a page to view it all
- Fonts must be readable without having to zoom in
- Links must not be too close together so fingers and thumbs can click on them easily
If you are still not sure what to do?
Contact us see what options are available to you. If your business depends on it’s website, this could be the best investment you make all year!