Are you a webmaster that had received an email that Google sends regarding the mobile compatibility of your site?
During the previous SMX West meet, topics on the upcoming mobile update on Google’s ranking algorithm for mobile devices were discussed. This algorithm update is said to be rolling out on April 21 this year. Here are some notes that you might want to consider:
- Having a responsive site does not help rankings.
Google has been pushing responsive design as a way to get sites handle traffic coming from mobile and handheld devices. Some companies have wondered if having a responsive site would give some sort of increases in rankings. It is only recommended because it works well with Google.
- A mobile site must have all pages mobile friendly.
- Google is considering a different index for both mobile and desktop versions.
Google has confirmed this and they are now working on it. Though from different sources, nobody can confirm when this algorithm will roll out or where Google’s stage in this development.