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Google Mobile Ranking Algorithm Update – Responsive Design Mandatory

Google Mobile Ranking Algorithm Update

32 days. If you’ve found this article today, that’s all you have to adopt responsive design for your business’ website.

Last month Google casually put a date to the long anticipated release of mobile-friendliness being a major ranking factor in smartphone search results. From April 21/2015 forward, any prospective customer of yours using an iPhone, Android, or tablet to search for information on your industry offering will either be more likely to find your website, or less likely, depending upon whether or not you pass Google’s mobile test. Industry experts are calling this algorithm update bigger than Penguin or Panda. If you’ve been following my recent posts on Penguin and Panda then you know such a statement is nothing to take lightly.

The great news, is that it’s not too late if your website is not ready for this update. You have time to take action. But before you do, please take note of the following regarding Google’s call to mobilize websites across the world:

Why Mobile Optimization is Now Mandatory for Your Online Business

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Google Mobile-Friendly Message Added to Mobile Search Results

Google Mobile-Friendly Message

Yesterday, the Google Webmaster Central blog announced yet another update to their mobile search engine results pages (SERPs) that directly addresses the importance of needing a mobile-optimized website from hereon in (if your online business expects to keep up with competition).

I find myself using the words “yet another” quite a bit in relation to Google SERPs and mobile optimization these days. They have not been quiet in their assertion that webmasters had best get with the times if they expect to use their  SERP to bring in customers. Read further to learn more about this important update and what you need to know to move forward with your own website.

Google Adds a Mobile-Friendly Message to Mobile Search Engine Results – What Your Business Needs to Know

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Mobile Usability Tracking Feature Added to Webmaster Tools – What You Need to Know

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Mobile Usability Tracking Feature Added to Webmaster Tools

This morning Google’s Webmaster Central blog announced a new feature which has been added to Webmaster Tools. This feature provides tracking information for the mobile usability of a given website. The intent of the new addition is to inform you, the webmaster (and online business owner), about issues that users (customers) will experience when accessing your website from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. In essence, mobile usability  will allow you to coordinate with your developer and make adjustments to improve upon the mobile experience provided by your site. Read further for more information on the Webmaster Tools update.

What Online Businesses Need to Know About the New Mobile Usability Tracking Feature on Google Webmaster Tools

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8 Causes of SEO Anarchy

SEO Anarchy - Bad SEO

Anarchy (an·ar·chy) – “A state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems” (Oxford Dictionary)

Regardless of political beliefs, the last thing anyone wants when it comes to their website is complete disregard for a controlling system. There can be no search engine optimization (SEO) without a system of order in place. A website has no hope of maintaining a strong rank on Google while converting customers in the process without abiding by the law of the SEO road. Today I bring to the table eight items that can cause chaos for your search engine optimization efforts and ultimately lead to the demise of your website. If you recognize any of the following then it is time to turn things around and make a change for the better.

8 Things That You Should Look Out for to Avoid Chaos for Your Website’s Search Engine Optimization

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Google Continues to Promote Mobile Website Design with New Update

Google Update Flags Flash on SERPs

On Monday the Google Webmaster Central blog announced yet another update to their search engine results page (SERP) that sends a strong message to any website without responsive design. If your website requires browser technologies that are not supported by the varying mobile devices of searchers Google will display your listing on their SERP with a “warning”. This warning tells searchers that the site they are considering clicking on (yours?) may not work on their smartphone and/or tablet. See the image below. Not very awesome right? Imagine what will happen to your click-through rate when your listing on Google is delivered to mobile users in this manner.

Google Update Promotes Responsive Design

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