Mobile Friendly Website Important to SEO?
Is having a mobile friendly website important to your SEO? And the answer would of course be yes, having a mobile friendly website is important to SEO, but also important to users being able to just simply see your website in all its glory.
Have a responsive website is vital for sales and contacts and information, but let me explain more on why its important for SEO purposes.
What is Mobile Friendly Website?
Bluntly, its one that displays well on your iPhone, iPad, your Samsung, your Blackberry, your HTC and the rest of them. You need a mobile version of your website and its needs to be a responsive website – a version that has the same information as your desktop version, but also the same branding as well.
Benefits of a Smartphone Website?
Improved user experience has to rank highly, as in, if they can see, enjoy or use your website, they will stick around on it, therefore giving google clear signals that it has what is needed on it, giving a positive ranking signal.
Google actually issued a statement back in 2015 stating:
Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.
So what Can I do about making my website mobile friendly?
First of all, if you head to this tool that Google have kindly come up with, it will check out your website and then offer to show you how to improve it. Please do enter your details when you get the results and they will send you a report of what is wrong and what is right and how to go about correcting it.
Mobile Friendly Website – Infographic was created by FirstSiteGuide using info from their in-depth guide on how to make your website mobile friendly.
You are literally throwing money away if you don’t make sure your website is mobile friendly and I can guess that you really don’t want to do this or need to do this as after all, its money!
I mean, think about it, how many times have you personally been sat in front of the TV watching your favourite episode and in the breaks, something has come up that you wanted to know more about? I bet you picked up your phone and instantly went looking for that website and when you found it, you probably bought it. Just think how frustrated you would be, if you got to it and there was nothing showing. Do you really think you would have waited until you were at your desktop/laptop to look it up again? Ner! I don’t think so.
So, I hope this articles has made you stop and think about it and realise its just not the case of sticking up a website and hoping for the best. Oh, and if you got your report and are not sure about what to do, come speak and we can help you out.