It’s always best to start with the basics when tackling any major technological update, which is why we’re here to fill you in on the latest digital updates. ‘Mobilegeddon’ is the fittingly dramatic nickname given to Google’s latest algorithm change. As of 21st April, Google will be penalising any websites which aren’t mobile optimised. Although the mobile-readiness of a website has always had an affect on Google rankings, it is now becoming more and more influential. ‘Mobilegeddon’ is coming.
Google announced “this change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results”. But it’s not all bad, as “users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.” Either way, tech experts are saying it’s imperative businesses focus on making mobile experiences even better than desktop.
If you aren’t sure whether or not your website is mobile-compatible, you can use handy tools such as Google Webmasters to check. Simply input your URL and Google will assess whether or not your site is mobile-ready. ipadpeek is another good site to check out. Here you also type in your URL, then ipadpeek will show you how your website looks across various devices, including mobile.
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