Google are now migrating sites that follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing.
Google’s crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have typically used the desktop version of a page’s content, which may cause issues for mobile searchers when that version is vastly different from the mobile version. Mobile-first indexing means that they will use the mobile version of the page for indexing and ranking, to better help primarily mobile users find what they’re looking for.
This policy reflects that a majority of website searches and views are now done on smart phones.
Google are notifying sites that are migrating to mobile-first indexing via Search Console. Site owners will see significantly increased crawl rate from the Smartphone Googlebot. Additionally, Google will show the mobile version of pages in Search results and Google cached pages.
They have confirmed that all websites currently maintained by mOrsoft are now mobile-first indexed.
Call us today or contact us to see if we can get your website mobile-first indexed or if you require a new website.
Testing a responsive site just got a lot easier with Google Resizer.
Responsive web design is no longer an optional extra – if you want your site or app to reach the largest possible audience then you need to ensure that it looks just as good on an Android phone as it does on an iPad Pro or a massive desktop monitor.
Resizer is a simple and brilliant site for testing responsive designs. You can just type in the URL of your site and see how it looks across the most common desktop and mobile resolutions and orientations, from a phone in portrait mode up to widescreen HD monitors.
Google has recently introduced a new ranking signal for website listings on it’s search engine.
It states that mobile friendly sites will be ranked higher on the search listings. These are sites which automatically adjust to the size of the phone it is being viewed on. There are 2 ways to achieve this, the first is to detect the device and adjust the site accordingly usually by redirecting to the mobile site. The second is to make your site responsive, this will adjust the display according to the screen size it is being viewed on.
All our new websites are responsive so that not only are they viewed correctly on mobile devices but also on tablets in both landscape and portrait modes. This also has the added advantage that your website content only needs to be edited once, whereas with redirection both the mobile and main site needs to be amended.
Call us today to see how we can make your new website fully responsive.
If you are thinking of getting a new website ensure it is responsive.
A responsive website automatically adapts to the screen size it is viewed on, ensuring your customer has the best experience when visiting your site.
Responsive Web Design is basically designing a site that generates an optimal viewing experience for your visitors. It’s the approach that suggests that design and development should respond to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. This ensures that there is minimal scrolling and resizing when being viewed on multiple devises and platforms. This would eliminate the need for a different design and development phase for each new gadget on the market and basically responds automatically to the user’s preferences.
With Google now rating responsive websites higher in it’s listings it more important than ever to ensure your website is responsive.
If you are not sure about your current site click here to test to see if it is responsive.
Ofcom have just released a report that says more Britons are accessing the internet more on smartphones than laptops. This is important news for your website and it is imperative that your site is responsive (displayed correctly on any device). This together with Google ranking responsive websites higher on search results means it’s more crucial than ever that your site is responsive.
All our new sites developed are responsive and come with 3 months free search engine optimisation (SEO).
Contact us now to see how we can help with your new website.
Our new websites are designed to be fully responsive. What does this mean?
When a device accesses the internet it sends details to the site on its screen size. Our new websites use this information to send a web page to the device which fits its screen size.
With so many different devices with different screen sizes, this is essential to ensure your website is displayed correctly. Google now checks your site to see if it is responsive, if it is your site will be rated higher on its search engine.
If your site is not responsive then drop us a line and we will see what we can do for you.
From today Google is expanding their use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.
“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.”
It would appear that from today that any site utilising responsive design, will in effect be positioning themselves to outperform those that have not adopted a mobile-friendly approach.
All our new sites come with FREE 1 year hosting and domain name (website address ending in .co.uk). Our sites also come with FREE 3 months SEO (higher rankings on Google, Bing and Yahoo) and are fully RESPONSIVE (display correctly on mobile, tablet and computer monitors).
At the end of February Google announced that they would be altering mobile search results to significantly rank mobile friendly sites higher. This change is due to go into effect on April 21st and if your site is not mobile friendly before then, you could see a dramatic drop in organic search traffic.
One big area Google is really investing in is making sure that the mobile website is useable by visitors. Using their mobile friendly test tool, Google will recommend design changes to your mobile site to make it more friendly, such as: Links being too close together and thus not click-able by fingers, text that is too small to read and making sure you set the viewport so the browser sizes to the screen size of the device.