Is Your Weed-site Responsive Ready?

Is Your Weed-site Responsive Ready?

Written by Mary Janez Brand on Feb 20, 2015

Mary Janez Brand wants be sure you understand the importance of having a responsive designed website. So we are sharing official news on crawling and indexing sites for the Google index posted on goggle.com begining of 2015.

Finding more mobile-friendly search results

When it comes to search on mobile devices, users should get the most relevant and timely results, no matter if the information lives on mobile-friendly web pages or apps. As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns. In the past, we've made updates to ensure a site is configured properly and viewable on modern devices. We've made it easier for users to find mobile-friendly web pages and we've introduced App Indexing to surface useful content from apps. Today, we're announcing two important changes to help users discover more mobile-friendly content:

More mobile-friendly websites in search results

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. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.
To get help with making a mobile-friendly site, check out our guide to mobile-friendly sites. 

  • If you want to test a few pages, you can use the Mobile-Friendly Test.

  • If you have a site, you can use your Webmaster Tools account to get a full list of mobile usability issues across your site using the Mobile Usability Report.

More relevant app content in search results

Starting today, we will begin to use information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed. As a result, we may now surface content from indexed apps more prominently in search.


Helping users find mobile-friendly pages

Have you ever tapped on a Google Search result on your mobile phone, only to find yourself looking at a page where the text was too small, the links were tiny, and you had to scroll sideways to see all the content? This usually happens when the website has not been optimized to be viewed on a mobile phone.

This can be a frustrating experience for our mobile searchers. Starting today, to make it easier for people to find the information that they're looking for, we're adding a “mobile-friendly” label to our mobile search results.

This change will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks.
A page is eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if it meets the following criteria as detected by Googlebot:

  • Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash

  • Uses text that is readable without zooming

  • Sizes content to the screen so users don't have to scroll horizontally or zoom

  • Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped

If you want to make sure that your page meets the mobile-friendly criteria:

  • Check your pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test 

  • Read our updated documentation on our Webmasters Mobile Guide on how to create and improve your mobile site

  • See the Mobile usability report in Google Webmaster Tools, which highlights major mobile usability issues across your entire site, not just one page

Is Your Weed-site Responsive Ready?
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