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Google Mobile Friendly – FAQ

Google Announced

“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. “

On April 21, 2015,

Google Frequently Asked Questions

“For background, in February, we announced that the mobile-friendly update will boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages — pages that are legible and usable on mobile devices — in mobile search results worldwide. (Conversely, pages designed for only large screens may see a significant decrease in rankings in mobile search results.) To get us all on the same page, here are the most frequently asked questions:

What does it meant that a website is being Mobile Friendly?

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.

Is your website Mobile Friendly?

Test it now with Google’s Mobile Friendly Test.  The result of the test will be either PASS or NOT PASS.

Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly – PASS
This result is great! No further action is needed.
Not mobile-friendly – NOT PASS
When the result is NOT mobile-friendly, Google provides possible solutions on the same page.