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Home >  Blog >  Google to label sites as mobile-friendly - take note!

Google to label sites as mobile-friendly - take note!

Posted by Greg Oddy on 30 March 2015
In a significant game changer for doing business online, Google, has announced it's adding a "mobile-friendly" label to its mobile search results.
The mega search engine is now seriously backing those websites that make the effort to deliver a positive browser experience for mobile users there were 8.3 million of us using a phone to access the web in Australia in December 2013 compared to 2.8 million during December 2010 .
Moreover, you can bet the number of mobile users accessing the web in Australia is probably closer to 11 million in February 2015 if not more. Therefore, you can see why this is such a significant announcement.
On the flipside, websites that continue to serve up teeny text, impossibly minuscule links, and force users to scroll for content, can forget about earning the Google "mobile-friendly" tick of approval, which will look something like this:

If you want to make sure that your page meets Google's mobile-friendly criteria:
Check your pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test
Read Google's updated documentation in its Webmasters Mobile Guide on how to create and improve your mobile site
See the Mobile usability report in Google Webmaster Tools, which highlights major mobile usability issues across your entire site, not just one page
Check our how-to guide for third-party software like WordPress or Joomla, in order to migrate your website hosted on a CMS (Content Management System) to use a mobile-friendly template
In the future, having the Google mobile tag will affect websites' search results no matter whether you're a florist, accountancy practice, real estate agent or engineering firm. Google is sending the message loud and proud that being "mobile-friendly" is as critical as being SEO friendly.

 

Author: Greg Oddy
About: My name is Greg Oddy and I love helping Business Owners attract customers with targeted Internet Marketing Strategies. I am a Digital Marketing Consultant with extensive skills in Sales, Marketing, Management and Real Estate. So I ask the question, where do leads come from? Well the vast majority these days come from the internet. There can be many strategies adopted in trying to attract leads using internet marketing. Many business owners have enough to do with running their business let alone trying to keep up with new technologies and internet marketing strategies. Should your business buy Google ad-words, adopt an SEO strategy, use social media like Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, or is email marketing the best solution for your business. The answer could be all of the above or none of the above, it depends on your business and what your are trying to achieve. My role is to help you find the right solution or mix of solutions and guide your business though the internet maize to find your next customers in the most cost effective way.
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