This is the question I am most often asked from owners of websites which are 3-5 years old. Whilst it can be difficult to persuade these owners to spend additional money updating, and possibly upgrading, their existing website the advancement of mobile devices makes it a must.
There are two fundamental reasons why it is necessary to renew websites to complement mobile. I have explained theses reasons in a series of two posts. Here is the first reason.
Firstly, Google, as the main search engine used tells us that to advance your company’s search rankings, a mobile friendly website, with good content, is preferred on the mobile search.
“Starting April 21, 2015, Google Search will be expanding its 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 Google Search results. Users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results optimized for their devices.”
The outcome is obvious….. lack of a mobile friendly site means less opportunity for your business to be located on the first Google search results’ page when people do searches using their mobile phone.
For instance, assume you are a plumber with a website but it is not yet mobile friendly.
Imagine Peter who lives in your service area. Peter has a problem with his bathroom and needs to find a plumber immediately. Let’s imagine what Peter might do and how impact him to find your website.
How about you check yourself? Using your phone, Google a plumber within your area. Only check the first three plumbers’ websites in the search result. Can you find any desktop version site not a mobile-friendly website? If you are not sure what the mobile-friendly website is, here is an example:
Question: I am not sure whether my site is a mobile friendly website?
Here is a link so you can check yourself ‘click here’
Question : I have a mobile friendly website so will my site show up the first search result page immediately?
A number of factors will determine whether or not you show in the first results’ page but having a mobile website is one of the principal factor to be considered. Check what you need to consider in getting your site to show in that first search results’ page ‘click here’ Need help? Please contact us.
Question: I don’t have a mobile site but my website shows in the first page of a Google search So, I think I am fine. However, when I check my service area through my mobile, my website comes up on the second page not a first page?
Yes, when you don’t have a mobile site, you have less and less opportunity to be on the first page for mobile users. Therefore, more and more people are using mobile access the internet, you have gradually less chance to be on the top page.
In my next post, I will talk about mobile user trends and why you need a mobile site.
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