Launching today is the new Google algorithm update that will rank mobile-friendly sites higher on mobile devices. With a 65% market share on internet searches in the United States, this update nicknamed “Mobilegeddon” will affect sites that are not made easily accessible to mobile devices. Find out how your business will be affected and the warning signs that mean you should update your site.
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Q: How will this algorithmic update impact your business?
A: The update will only affect searches on mobile devices. Sites with mobile-friendly pages will be boosted higher in Google’s mobile search results.
Q: Can your website be partly mobile friendly?
A: There is no in-between answer. Your webpage is either mobile friendly or it is not.
Q: If you make mobile-friendly changes to your site today, how long will it take Google to notice?
A: The algorithm update is run in real time and Google will have to crawl your webpage to determine whether or not it is friendly to mobile users. It can take anywhere from a few hours to over a month for Google to update your webpage. Your most important pages should be updated as soon as possible!
Reasons To Redesign
1. Your webpage is not mobile-friendly
You can check if your site is mobile-friendly using Google’s mobile-friendly test. If your site is not mobile-friendly, Branding Los Angeles offers a free in-depth diagnostic test that will asses the mobile capabilities of your website.
2. Your site loads slowly
A webpage that does not load quickly, will loose a majority of visitors. Consumers expect your site to be instantly available after clicking. A slow page will cause your site to perform badly and affect your Google ranking.
3. Visitors do not click through the first page
If a majority of visitors leave your site after viewing only one page, they may be unsatisfied with your design. Your bounce rate is the percentage of traffic that leaves your site after viewing only one page. If this percentage is higher than average you may need to think about redesigning the look of your site.
Branding Los Angeles Design Services
When it comes to redesigning you website, Branding Los Angeles has you covered. From graphic design to content creation to SEO marketing services, we have the tools and expertise to help you weather the Mobilegeddon storm.