Are you ready? Only responsive websites will be listed on mobile search results
On April 21, Google launched the mobile-friendly algorithm update. What does this mean to the average business owner with a website that's been around forever and enjoys great page ranking? Google will be removing sites that are not responsive (mobile-friendly) from all search results generated by mobile users and in this day and age we know that everyone uses their mobile phones to search for services or venues of interest.
What does a responsive website do to make it mobile friendly?
How do you design a responsive website? Responsive website design for mobile devices is based on a new format that uses CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) technology to create a single version of a web site that auto-adjusts to display properly on all devices, from large desktop screens to tablets and smart phones. As a result of Google's April 21st announcement it seems everyone is now claiming to be a responsive web site designer but creating responsive web site designs is more than just slapping a logo on a prefab template and adding text.
Our responsive web site design services aren't a one size fits all solution, each site is designed with custom graphics and coded to reflect our clients image and business culture, from simple responsive web site design to complex enterprise solutions, each web site is specifically tailored to our client's needs.
How can you tell if your website is responsive?Here's an easy way to check on your desktop: Go to your website and click and hold the bottom right corner of your browser window and drag it to the left, shrinking the page from full screen to an area the size of a smartphone. Your website is responsive if the layout changes to fit the small screen area and is easy to read and navigate. You'll also see that the navigation disappears and is replaced by a small box with three lines. Clicking this box activates a drop down box with your navigation links
Now what?If your website adapted it's layout when you reduced your browser window - congratulations! you're good to go, but if all you saw was the upper left side of your site then you'll need to reconfigure your website to comply with the new requirements. *Note: Even if your site did shrink and change it's layout make sure that the navigation, text and graphics display correctly and are user friendly on tablets and smart phones
If your website isn't responsive ... Call us, we can helpFirst thing you should know is that you're not the only one. The majority of older websites aren't responsive and will need to change if they want to compete for mobile user's business.
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