Google has posted on the Webmaster Central Blog that mobile sites are ranked even higher in May than previously.
Klemen Kloboves, a Google Software Engineer, wrote:
Getting good, relevant answers when you search shouldn’t depend on what device you’re using. You should get the best answer possible, whether you’re on a phone, desktop or tablet. Last year, we started using mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal on mobile searches. Today we’re announcing that beginning in May, we’ll start rolling out an update to mobile search results that increases the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.
If you’ve already made your site mobile-friendly, you will not be impacted by this update. If you need support with your mobile-friendly site, we recommend checking out theMobile-Friendly Test and the Webmaster Mobile Guide, both of which provide guidance on how to improve your mobile site. And remember, the intent of the search query is still a very strong signal — so even if a page with high quality content is not mobile-friendly, it could still rank well if it has great, relevant content.
If you have any questions, please go to the Webmaster help forum.
April 21, 2015 Google launches new search algorithm “mobile friendly”!
ARE YOU READY? Your site is MOBILE FRIENDLY?
Tough times for those who do not have a site optimization for Tablets & Smartphones.
From next month, Google will update the algorithm to prioritize the sites mobile-friendly with the goal of improving the user experience.
Changes In The Algorithm Of Google
Google wants to improve the user experience when searching from a mobile device, it has made changes to its algorithm Google mobile friendly. What will happen from April 21, is that Google will improve the position of those web adapted to mobile devices, and even allow indexing applications through its new indexing App.
Your website is it suitable for mobile? Take the Test !!!.
Google has changed their algorithm to adapt to new ways of doing their user searches. To get an idea of the impact it has mobile devices, only in India and in 2014 over 213 million Internet users were connected from their devices, this is a figure gathered by a survey conducted by the Internet and Mobile Association of India
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Google is announcing officially, Mobile Friendliness now a ranking signal …!!!
In other words, bye bye not Mobile Friendly sites. From April 21 will be given more space in the SERP results of mobile friendly sites, for all languages and countries.
If you do not already have the mobile version of your site, it’s time to realize it ..
When it comes to search on mobile devices, users should get the most relevant and timely results, no matter if the information lives on mobile-friendly web pages or apps. As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns. In the past, we’ve made updates to ensure a site is configured properly and viewable on modern devices. We’ve made it easier for users to find mobile-friendly web pages and we’ve introduced App Indexing to surface useful content from apps. Today, we’re announcing two important changes to help users discover more mobile-friendly content:
1. More mobile-friendly websites in search results
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.
To get help with making a mobile-friendly site, check out our guide to mobile-friendly sites. If you’re a webmaster, you can get ready for this change by using the following tools to see how Googlebot views your pages:
- If you want to test a few pages, you can use the Mobile-Friendly Test.
- If you have a site, you can use your Webmaster Tools account to get a full list of mobile usability issues across your site using the Mobile Usability Report.
2. More relevant app content in search results
Starting today, we will begin to use information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed. As a result, we may now surface content from indexed apps more prominently in search. To find out how to implement App Indexing, which allows us to surface this information in search results, have a look at our step-by-step guide on the developer site.
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