Is your Website ready for the new Google Mobile update?

Like death and taxes, it seems that Google updates are invevitable.  Well here comes another one in May  2016 of which you should be aware. It has been widely reported that mobile users are now in the majority, in terms of total Internet traffic.  Google is again emphasizing mobile-friendliness in an upcoming update. This news has been gaining traction recently as evidenced by the following posts.

Google to boost mobile-friendly algorithm this May

Google’s latest mobile search algorithm update makes having a mobile-friendly site even more important

And from Google itself on it's Webmaster Blog.

https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2016/03/continuing-to-make-web-more-mobile.html

Now is the time to act to make sure your webite is mobile friendly.  Google even gives you a link where you can check your website.

Google Mobile compliance checking tool

Here are two plugins you may want to install on your website.

The first will help you solve the first problem of compliance.  The second will help your site load faster on mobile sites, which is important, since mobile users are on the go.  They are extremely impatient, and don't have time to wait for pages to download, they just will go somewhere else.  

Solve your mobile friendliness issues with any of the following plugins  —–> Click here <—-  

AMP is the second, less critical, yet important issue to consider.  This has not really hit the news in a big way, yet, but here is a post from Google that explains in some detail what AMP or (Accelerated Mobile Pages).

Click here —-> Google Accelerated Mobile Pages <——

Here is a good explanation of how to set up AMP for your news site or blog.  

click here —> Set up AMP on your WordPress site <—-

Resolve both these issues on your website now before you lose traffic and visitors from mobile sources.

by John Lombaerde  – Goldfinch Digital Publishing

 

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