Google Update – Find Time to Be Mobile Friendly!

Google Changes

Google Going (More) Mobile-are you ready?

Google is changing its algorithm as of April 21, and it’s important that you find time to make sure that your website won’t be negatively affected.

The change that Google is making is aimed at assuring that websites are optimized for mobile devices. Sandra Martini, of TheMartiniWay.com has a very helpful post on her blog that sets out the basics of the situation – and what you need to do to get yourself ready for the changes coming on April 21st.

Her post is titled “Google Algorithm Update Coming April 21st – Will you be affected?” Sandy writes:

Google’s doing another update and this one could affect you no matter your industry or marketing practices.

Starting April 21st, Google is “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.”

Google has supplied a link where you can test the mobile-friendliness of your site. Just click HERE to get started.

Once you’ve clicked the link, you’ll receive a report on your site’s mobile-friendliness, along with suggestions about how to fix any problems.

Below are two videos – the first a brief overview and the second a longer video that walks you through the process of checking your site, and helps you figure out how to fix it.

One of the resources mentioned in the above video looks to be particularly helpful. It comes from Google and is titled “How do I make my site mobile friendly?”  Click the link and you’ll find information about fixing sites on all sorts of platforms, including WordPress.

Are you ready for this change, or are you going to lose out on search results? There’s still time to get your site ready for Google’s algorithm update – hope you find time to do it!

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