We recently posted a blog entry “Google warns websites should become mobile friendly” but what does a mobile friendly/ responsive website really mean?
Google Webmaster Tools has created a mobile usability tab that alerts you to the errors on your website. Google will show you how many pages there are on your website that hampering your websites mobile experience.
Here are some of the common errors that you can expect to find:
Touch elements too close – This means your navigation (your buttons) are too crowded or un-clickable due to your website losing its layout on mobile screens. This prevents mobile users from being able to navigate to the desired part of the website. Read the rest of this entry »
Did you know that search engines like Google monitor the time period in which domains are purchased for in order to help them determine the validity and the trustworthiness of your site. Domains can be purchased for up to ten years, however many people opt to buy their domain for a 1-2 year duration. Although this time period seems to be a popular choice it is argued that this could be affecting your search engine listings.
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Google strives to provide its users with quality websites that are user friendly. Therefore Google penalises any sites that do not offer their users the optimum website experience. The most recent factor that Google are beginning to knuckle down on concerns MOBILE USABILITY.
Over the past couple of years in particular it has become apparent that the number of people using their mobiles to access the internet has significantly increased. Mobile use is not only being used to carry out searches on search engines like Google, it is also being used by people carrying out their online shopping. Therefore Google is beginning to perceive a mobile friendly website as a paramount feature that will positively affect SEO (search engine optimisation) listings.
So how is Google warning websites that they need to become mobile friendly?
Any professional SEO company or those people interested in managing their websites themselves will be familiar with the free service Webmaster Tools. Google refer to webmaster tools as a “free service offered by Google that helps you monitor and maintain your site’s presence in Google Search results.” For more information about Webmaster Tools click here Read the rest of this entry »