As you may have heard, responsive design is a must from April 21st 2015.
It’s official… from April 21st, the mobile-friendliness of your site will be a major factor in your search rankings. Non-responsive sites or those deemed not mobile-friendly may drop in search rankings, in favour of those that are already responsive.
How can I check if my website is mobile friendly?
- Use the Google Webmasters Tool to test if your website is mobile friendly:
- Google Webmasters has a range of advice for Mobile Madness – a month long campaign to help website owners get their sites to be mobile-friendly.
Check out Mobile Madness >
Fix a Website that isn’t Mobile Friendly
Unfortunately, making a website mobile friendly depends on the code and structure of your website. For most website owners in NZ, this is not a DIY level task.
Unless you built your website yourself, or have a blog that you can upgrade to a responsive theme, you will need to enlist the help of a developer.
Mobile friendly NZ Developers
SiteSmart have a team of specialist developers that can work on your website to make sure it is mobile friendly. This will ensure it doesn’t drop in search rankings over the next few months as Google rolls out using Mobile-Friendliness as a search ranking factor.
0800 906 616
Google’s advice for choosing a developer to help you go mobile-friendly: