User experience is a key factor in search engine rankings. In the last few years, technology is changing and so are people’s habits.
In the old days, everyone viewed Internet web pages primarily from a desktop or laptop computer. All that is changing fast and so are the signals that Google uses for ranking your website for search.
Over the last couple of years, there has been more emphasis on social signals – we saw that coming. Keyword research and traditional SEO techniques are only a small part of how your website gets ranked in Google.
As we move forward in 2015, you’ll want to make sure your website is mobile-friendly to comply with Google search. CLICK HERE to take the Google mobile friendly test and find out all about it.
Why Make Your Website Mobile Friendly?
Google has made it official – if your site is not mobile friend, it can hurt your rankings in Google search.
If you are like me and earn significant income on the Internet, this is an important announcement that needs your attention.
I noticed lately that some websites are difficult if not impossible to view on my smartphone. It can be very frustrating and I usually end up leaving the website. I can see why Google wants to put user experience first. They are trying to help you!
Furthermore, Google announced that will be rolling out “tags” in search results. These tags will mark sites as “mobile-friendly.”
If ranking is important for you and your business, get compliant. If your site is not configured properly for smartphone user, your rankings may start dropping.