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Get Mobile for Google!

by Amélie Walker-Yung
CBD is Mobile Friendly

The “Mobile-friendly” tag is what you want to see when searching on your smart phone.

Google is changing its algorithm on April 21. While there is no way to know exactly what Google has up its sleeves before a release, we know this one will have a mobile focus.

The bottom line is: You must be mobile friendly to get ranked well for mobile search (ie. searches from mobile devices). If your website is not responsive—and it might not be if it was designed more than a year or so ago—now is the time to think redesign.

From Google:

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.

Learn more here…

How do you know if your site meets Google’s requirements? Use this handy tool:
www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

Need help interpreting your site’s mobile friendly results? Contact us!

If you or your company is ready for a responsive redesign, Castle Builder would love to be part of your game plan.

Published on April 10, 2015.

About Amélie Walker-Yung

Amélie, the founder of Castle Builder Design, has been constructing a wide variety of websites since 1997. She manages all projects and specializes in crafting visually compelling yet clear-eyed designs, all the while taming open source software. She sees a successful website as a puzzle solved through the seamless integration of its two vital elements: beauty and function. In her spare time, Amélie is the membership coordinator of Webgrrls NYC and bakes cupcakes.

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