Mobile devices are changing the way we exist. Many people would be bereft without their mobile as a source of information, entertainment and as a means of communication.
So much so that mobile access to the Internet has overtaken and now far exceeds larger devices such as laptop and desktop computers. In a recent study commissioned by Google, 69% of smartphone users said they turned to mobile search in a moment of need.
2 years ago, Google announced they would be prioritising sites in the search results that were mobile friendly over those that were not. This continues today. If your web site is not mobile friendly, then you are potentially needlessly giving away postions in the search results.
So how do you know if your site is mobile friendly?
Simple. Google have produce a tool that will tell you instantly if your site is mobile compatible.
Put your website URL into the search box, click Run Test and see for yourself if Google recognises your site as mobile friendly. If it is, then you will see a page something like the one below. If it is not then you will get a series of warning and advice on what you need to do to make your site mobile friendly.
“But”, I hear you yell, “Most, if not all, of my visitors are using desktop / laptop computers, so it doesn’t matter to me, does it”. Wrong. Google will still penalise your site if it isn’t mobile friendly even though no mobile users currently visit it.
Can you really afford to needlessly give away search engine position because your site isn’t compatible with mobile devices?
QD Design only design fully responsive mobile friendly web sites that ensure you are not penalised by Google or the other search engines. If your web site is in need of a “tune up”, let’s talk.