Google Mandates Mobile-Friendly Websites by April 21 #bloggingtips

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There are changes being made to Google Search that might affect your website if it is not mobile-friendly by April 21, 2015.

What are these changes? And Why should you care?

The Changes Google is Making

Recently announced on TheSEMPost, according to Google’s Gary Illyes, “Google is working on a mobile only version of the search index, which would see desktop and mobile have completely separate search indexes.”

Why You Should Care

You should care for several reasons!

1. It’s a good idea to stay current.

2. It’s a good idea to stay on Google’s good side.

3. You don’t want your high rankings to change.

A dozen questions and answers are provided in this post that pertain to the impending changes, which will be implemented on April 21, 2015.

Changing to a Mobile-Friendly Theme

If your site is already mobile-friendly, you have nothing to worry about.

However, if it’s not, you should consider changing your theme to a responsive one.

A responsive theme is a theme that can be viewed on any device — whether desktop computer, tablet, iPad, or a smartphone.

There are a few different ways that you can check to see if your current site is mobile-friendly.

You can use:

  • Google’s own mobile-friendly tester
  • Matt Kersley‚Äôs Tool
  • Responsive Test
  • The Responsinator

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Tester

Google’s mobile-friendly tester will analyze whatever URL you enter into it. The one thing you need to be aware of, however, is that it will not analyze each individual blog post. If your home page is a static page, only that page is analyzed. If your home page contains a list of your most recent blog posts, only that page is analyzed. Read More

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