Google search change could hit small businesses
About 70% of the online traffic is now coming from mobile devices and Google wants all its users to have a nver before experience whenever they come through a mobile device.
These changes were announced way back in February, giving the webmasters about 2 months time and plethora of info to make the changes. But the update is still expected to cause a major ranking shake-up for mobile devices only. The so called “Mobile-geddon” will be affecting millions of websites,
Google Mobile Friendly Update
When will the Google Mobile Friendly Update Release?
Google’s mobile friendly update, is planned to start rolling out on 21st April 2015, the community calls it the “Mobilegeddon” update, but Google calls the algorithm the Mobile Friendly update.
How can I check if I am meeting Google Standards or not?
You will start seeing a mobile friendly label in the mobile search results, check to see if all of your pages have been indexed or not. You can use the mobile friendly testing tool to see if your website is meeting the standards or not.
Is this a Page by Page or a Site Wide Mobile Update?
This Mobile Friendly update is a “Page by Page” basis update, so even if some of the pages are mobile friendly, those can benefit.
What if I make my website Mobile Compatible today?
Mobilegeddon is a real time algorithm unlike Panda and Penguin, so if you try and come up with a mobile compatible website now, Google can index that immediately or within 72 hours if you do everything correctly. Once its successful, you will start seeing a mobile friendly label in mobile search results.
Do I require a Mobile Sitemap?
Mobile compatible websites won’t require any mobile sitemap. You can simply test the page and then use “Fetch as Google” option to notify Google.