Google is becoming even more mobile friendly – but don’t worry too much
In a recent post regarding mobile websites, Google announced that it will be updating its algorithm once again in May to gear it towards mobile-friendly websites. This is in an effort to make searching for any kind of device simple and easy for everyone.
If you remember just last year Google announced the same kind of update that rocked the search engine world. However, this time, it sounds like it will not be as drastic of an update. From Google:
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 increase the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.
The good news is that if you already have a mobile friendly website you need not worry. If you don’t you might want to catch up with times and get one as soon as possible. As we have said before the world is quickly going to mobile and will remain there for quite some time. This means that more and more searches will be happening in the years to come.
Our recommendation here at 33 Mile Radius is to hang tight and not to worry about this particular update right now. Everything that we have been focusing on relates to mobile design and friendliness. If you are concerned about your particular website not meeting the criteria please reach out to us for free no strings attached website consultation.