Have you checked your website to see if it is compatible with mobile devices? It needs to be.  Google’s new algorithm released on April 21 means that mobile-friendly sites will now be placed higher in search results that are done on mobile devices.

Now that mobile search queries (smartphones + tablets) account for roughly 29 percent of total search volume, this makes sense.  Mobile-friendly (or responsive) websites are much easier to use on tablets and smartphones. 

Here’s an example of the difference between a responsive and a non-responsive web site. The image on the left shows how a non-responsive site looks on an iPhone 6. The image on the right shows the same site built with responsive web design.

Non-responsive web siteResponsive web design               

Most users would probably agree that the responsive site on the right is much more friendly to the eyes (and fingers) of a mobile user.  The text is easier to read, the menu is placed in a dropdown so that you can access it as needed and the rest of the site’s content is just a scroll away. No need to expand, pinch or horizontally scroll the page.

Check your site now to see whether it’s mobile-friendly.  If you aren’t sure, you can use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test here. Just enter your site’s address and in a few seconds the tool will analyze your site and give you a simple “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly.” or “Not mobile-friendly” answer.

If you don’t have the responsive featues that will ensure your site is as easy to find on mobile devices as it is on a desktop, now is the time to contact thewebdoodler.  We’ve been building responsive web sites for more than two years, and understand how to design your site with mobile in mind.  Contact us today for a free consultation.