See if your website is mobile friendly here.
If you own or manage a website, this is huge news. Starting April 21st 2015, Google is changing the way it's mobile search algorithm works. If your website is not mobile friendly, it will be ranked lower than other competing websites that are mobile friendly. With Mobile web viewing surpassing desktop web viewing last year, this is critical for any business owner.
So what does mobile friendly mean? Well for starters any site that requires you to zoom in to see text or click on a menu is not mobile friendly. Below is a list of attributes that will make your website mobile friendly, and rank higher on Google Mobile Search.
- Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
- Uses text that is readable without zooming
- Sizes content to the screen so users don't have to scroll horizontally or zoom
- Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped
So how can I tell if my website is mobile friendly? Google has a test that will tell you if your website will be considered mobile friendly here.
What if my site is not mobile friendly, and I want to maintain my rankings? Adams Mabry Swann can help. Every website we build is responsive, which means the website adapts to any size screen or device it is being viewed on. Responsive web design is the best way for your site to be considered mobile friendly.
If you would like to discuss your website with AMS, don't hesitate to give Pete Adams a call at 615-542-2360, or contact AMS here. We can show you some of our previous work with websites, and talk to you about how to rank better on search engines.