RESPONSIVE WEBSITE IS NOW COMPULSORY

RESPONSIVE WEBSITE IS NOW COMPULSORY

A responsive website is one that ‘responds’ to the size of the screen viewing it (such as a mobile phone or tablet). Is your website considered mobile friendly by Google? Given the proliferation of mobile-related search (now accounting for around 60% of search in New Zealand) and the overwhelming number of users preferring to explore the internet using their phone, Google has now made mobile-friendly versions (responsive design or mobile app) a compulsory factor to rank on a Google search. In other words, if your website isn’t responsive or offer a mobile application, your GOOGLE RANKINGS ARE LIKELY TO BE NEGATIVELY AFFECTED! This is one of the April 2015 changes to the Google Search algorithm and will likely affect an enormous amount of businesses in New Zealand. For more information, please.  

So how do you know if your website is mobile-friendly? Well, if you don’t have a mobile application for your website, simply resize the browser window by clicking in the bottom right-hand corner of your browser window (the cursor should change to two arrows pointing on an oblique or horizontal angle ) and drag the window all the way to the left of your screen. . This will replicate what your website looks like on a mobile phone. If the content doesn’t change to suit the shrinking window size (like this website does), it’s likely it isn’t responsive and therefore will be booted from Google search rankings. This is a serious update (and likely to be pretty unpopular) and may mean you need to rebuild your website. to discuss if your website will be affected by this and what the cost to ensure you keep your Google position would be. https://trymobilespy.com/spy-facebook

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