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Mobile Search Blog Archives

Browse 1st on the List’s blog posts about mobile search and mobile websites as it relates to rankings and user experience. This SEO for mobile blog section features details on Google’s mobile search algorithm, mobile friendly website designs, mobile website usability, current mobile website stats, and more.

Your Guide to the Google Interstitial Ads Penalty Update

We’ve all seen them. The annoying popup ad layered over the page of a website which prevents us from reading the content after we’ve followed a link on our mobile device.

Google has decided that these interstitial mobile ads are intruding on a mobile user’s experience by preventing the user from immediately accessing the page […]

SEO in 2017 and Beyond: The Numbers Game

So what did we learn about SEO in 2016 that we can carry over into the New Year and improve our SERP positioning? We learned numbers! Lots of numbers!

I think that the most interesting statistics this year (and even from previous years) center around mobile, voice search on mobile, and voice search through present […]

Google Mobile Search Algorithm to Update May 2016

Over the years we have talked quite about Mobile Search here on our blog including this post about the Google Mobile Update on April 21 2015.

In just a few short days we will have even more to talk about as Google launches its second official mobile search algorithm update. Here’s the announcement Google recently […]

Top 8 Mobile Website Shopping Problems According to Consumers

A recent study done by Bizrate Insights uncovers the top problems consumers experience when shopping online from their mobile device. Almost all of these relate to usability. Does your mobile website design have any of these issues?
Problem 8 – Data Security Concerns (11%).
Problem 7 – Not enough product information available (12%).
Problem 6 – Pictures […]

SEO News and Google Updates – August 2015

Here’s what making news in the SEO community in the last couple of weeks.
Moz Ranking Factors Preview
Moz is getting ready to publish its latest set of Search Engine Ranking Factors and gave author Eric Enge early access to some of the data. Here is what he has found:

More and more Top 10 Results are […]

Will Your Rankings Drop on April 21?

Today we published our new SlideShare presentation on Google’s Mobile Friendly website ranking update scheduled for April 21. Check it out!

Are Mobile Fanatics Finding Your Business in Local Search?

Mobile fanatics make up 40% of the US smartphone population. You may even be a mobile fanatic.

A mobile fanatic is someone who does at least 10 searches per week on at least two devices from multiple locations. Maybe you are watching TV with your tablet and decide to look up who the guest cameo […]

Google Mobile Search Algorithm to Update April 21 2015

This is the first time in the history of Google that we can remember them giving official notice of an upcoming algorithm update and telling Webmasters the exact date the algorithm will go live!

In the Google Mobile Algorithm announcement last week, they say:
Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as […]

Prepare for a Potential Google Mobile Algorithm

The above warning in a recent Search Engine Land article titled Is Your Local Site Mobile Friendly? Should It Be? caught my attention. Would your website be ready if a Google mobile algorithm update was released today?

On our blog we have shared plenty of stats and updates about mobile responsive website design becoming more important, such […]

Google Sends Notices to Webmasters With Sites That Are Not Mobile Friendly

Google has made two strong moves towards encouraging (or gently forcing) all webmasters to become more Mobile Friendly. Could this mean Google is launching a new mobile algorithm update soon?

The first move was in November 2014 when Google added a “mobile-friendly” label into Search Results (see our recent Is my website mobile friendly post). This means that people […]