Is Your Website Responsive Enough and Mobile Friendly?
Is your customer judging you by your home page on her small screen ?
Imagine a user looking at your site on a mobile device. Can the user easily read your page and find the necessary information or is too hard to use?
Do you know, that as of today, More Americans Only Use A Mobile Device To Go Online Compared With A Desktop? And many stopped having even desktops at home, and many just relying on Smart Phones and Tablets ONLY.
Do you know that, starting on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Google is going to make a massive change to the way it ranks websites. How massive? This change outranks both Panda and Penguin in terms of its scale of impact on search results, according to Google’s Webmaster Trends analyst Zineb Ait Bahajji.
The change comes down to one very important criterion: whether your website, landing pages, and blog are fully optimized for mobile.
Here is an interesting Statistic for you to know:
In the USA, 94% of people with smartphones search for local information on their phones. Interestingly, 77% of mobile searches occur at home or at work, places where desktop computers are likely to be present.
Mobile is critical to your business and will continue to be so – whether you’re blogging about your favorite sports team, working on the website for your community theater, or selling products to potential clients. Make sure visitors can have a good experience on your site when they’re visiting from their mobile devices!
What is responsive design?
So let me tell you what Responsive Mean in no Technical Terms:
- When a website is responsive, the layout and content automatically changes to suit the size of the screen you’re viewing it on.
- It’s a way of approaching both the design and coding of websites so that they display and work well on desktop, tablet and smartphones.
- It’s not a trendy gimmick but highly practical and important.
Here is what you need to do, to make sure that you are safe:
1) Use the Google Mobile Friendly Test, it is a free tool that you can use to make sure that your site is mobile friendly.
2) Enter your Web URL, and Click on the Blue Analyze Button
3) The test will run, and you will see progress percentage, once complete you will get the results, either saying:
- “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly”, which means that you are good, and the new Google Algorithm shouldn’t affect your website rating
- “Not mobile-friendly”, means that your website will be affected, with the new Google Algorithm changes. You will get also some suggestions about what the problems are and how they can be fixed.
Responsive web design is used to be recommended by Google but right now, it just became a requirement. Remember the benefits of your website being responsive, it allows one website to provide a great user-experience across many devices and screen sizes, and it also makes managing your SEO strategy easier. For these reasons, responsive web design is the best option for your mobile SEO strategy.
If you want me to help you, then register to my Website Success Clinic ($99 Value Free To May 19th), so that in 30 min or less, you will get the best advice on how to improve your website, give you suggestions on how to double and to improve your online sales, give you tips and tricks on how to improve not only your design, but also, your message. This will be based on 20 Criteria, that we are going to evaluate your online presence.
You will learn a lot from this one on one session. And remember this is not just an automated test, this is a test that is evaluated by me personally (to learn more about me click here)