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Continuing to make the web more mobile friendly

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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.

If you have any questions, please go to the Webmaster help forum.

Posted by Klemen Kloboves, Software Engineer


I would also recommend that you consider getting a mobile friendly version of your website which I can do for £249 build with a £150 annual renewal, more and more are accessing the Internet from their smartphones only and Google places much more emphasis on Desktop websites that are mobile friendly therefore giving them a better ranking on the search engine for mobile phones.

Take a look at some of my clients who have a mobile version of their desktop sites on your own smart phones 

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