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  • Category: Google Search Engine

    Mobile friendly design is now an official ranking factor of Google

    Now you cannot afford a poorly optimized design for your website or blog. A poor responsive design may lead your blog into a sudden traffic drop.
    Starting from 21st April 2015, mobile friendly design will be an official Google ranking factor. You can check the Google's Official announcement here. So members, it is the right time to optimize your websites/blogs for handheld devices. You can check the mobile responsiveness of your blog or website with the help of the Google's official Mobile design testing tool here.
    How to make my website/blog mobile responsive ?
    If you have a self hosted Wordpress blog, then you can use the Jetpack Wordpress plugin (from the makers of Wordpress) to make your blog mobile friendly. And for Blogspot Bloggers, ATB Mobile Responsive Template is a good option.
    Share your thoughts on this move of Google.
  • #20620
    That is really a good info shared by you. Mobiles are the future now. So all of them are moving towards becoming mobile friendly. That is what one can call being future proof.
    Live....and Let Live!

  • #20650
    Yeah Muddassir, I also came to about this new move by Google. I was knowing that a responsive blog design/theme is best for users as it will load in less time and hence Google will not decrease a blog ranking. One example of less loading time of website is Techulator itself. But now, Google has started taking step for mobile users too by making a mobile friendly design, a must step for all bloggers. And if they will not do so then their blog's rank can drastically decrease and will result in less visitors.
    So, I think it is a good step by Google by making mobile friendly design as an official Google ranking factor. Many times I have visited website which are very poorly optimized for mobiles and when I visit the same websites on my PC, I found them to be very responsive. So after this new factor, all bloggers will make their blogs mobile friendly which will be a nice move.

    Regards,
    Aman

    I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

  • #20657
    If you want to make your site mobile friendly, you need to pay attention to several points. I guess I can point out a few of them here -
    1. Use simpler page designs. A bit larger fonts, clear and simple design and a few "touchable" buttons would be quite a few added advantages.
    2. Launch a separate mobile version of your website. But this will not be advisable because if your regular domain differs from the mobile domain ( with the addition of .m) search engines may not find it. Besides, search engines these days follow our emails URL approach. So I won't advocate this move, but if you have any issues with editing your site to make it mobile friendly , this could be a better idea.
    3. Use adaptive and/or responsive design. Adaptive design works by identifying the device and get erases the matching page. Responsive design has a single version website that auto adjusts to the device and displays it properly. The responsive design is more in use nowadays.

    Live....and Let Live!

  • #20693
    Very nice suggestions given by you - Timmappa Kamat. All the five points as per your thinking are applicable here. Surely one will get benefited if he/she will follow them. Thanks once more for telling us your valuable feedback.
    Regards,
    Aman

    I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.

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