Google Mobile Search Algorithm to Update May 2016
https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly?utm_source=mft&utm_medium=redirect&utm_campaign=mft-redirectOver 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 posted on how this update will affect rankings of non-mobile friendly websites:
Continuing to make the web more mobile friendly
Getting good, relevant answers when you search shouldn’t depend on what device you’re using. You should get the best answer possible, whether you’re on a phone, desktop or tablet. Last year, we started using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal on mobile searches. Today we’re announcing that beginning in May, we’ll start rolling out an update to mobile search results that increases the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.
If you’ve already made your site mobile-friendly, you will not be impacted by this update. If you need support with your mobile-friendly site, we recommend checking out the Mobile-Friendly Test and the Webmaster Mobile Guide, both of which provide guidance on how to improve your mobile site. And remember, the intent of the search query is still a very strong signal — so even if a page with high quality content is not mobile-friendly, it could still rank well if it has great, relevant content.
Have you been ignoring the need to make your website mobile friendly for too long? Your website rankings on mobile devices may soon take another hit in May as Google increases the effect of its mobile ranking signal even more.
It’s not too late! Call our mobile website experts at 1-888-262-6687 to find out your best options to become mobile friendly as quickly as possible!