mobile-friendly ranking update

Google wants your website to be mobile-friendly.

I wanted to give you the heads up if you missed it…

Google has officially said “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.” Google never announces updates like this and when combined with all of the Google Webmaster Tools notices they have been sending out saying “your website isn’t mobile responsive” – this is going to be epic!

It wouldn’t surprise me if the mobile-friendly ranking update will have as much impact as Penguin or Panda. Basically they’re saying, if you’re not mobile responsive, don’t be surprised if you start to disappear from search results in the near future.

You can read their announcement here:

If you need a hand and want me to take a quick look at your website and ensure you’re all safe – just email me back with your website url. I’ve got a few tests I can run to see if you need to fix anything. I’m looking out for you 🙂

Also, I spotted some other news over the past week worth checking out too:

Google Says There’s No Whitelist To Save You From Panda Or Penguin {no one is safe}

10 WordPress SEO Questions That Took Me 10 Years To Answer! {some good tips}

Google’s John Mueller: I’d Avoid Link Building In General {I wouldn’t go that far}

Replacing Links as a SEO Reporting Metric {it’s time to update your thinking}

Techniques To Safely Get Links In 2015 {we use a few of these and they work!}

Understanding & Explaining A Realistic SEO Timeline {important for anyone buying SEO services}

The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2015 {the trend is your friend}

And how about our news?

#1. You can watch the “How To Double Your Traffic In 2015” webinar replay on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgv8uRH1llU

We had some awesome feedback on this one.

#2. Have you ever wondered how much it costs to get a web video made? Wonder no more: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CV44aqMIYvU

And while I’m at it, check out the latest micro documentary we did for Buzinga App Development: www.youtube.com/watch?v=grAf_5CSq70

Imagine how powerful getting a video like that for your business would be. Give me a buzz on 0402 478 421 and we can sort something out.

#3. We’ve just posted another Authority Content case study – it’s actually the first from the Authority Content “Done With You” Coaching group. You can watch it here: www.authoritycontent.com/case-studies

And, I’ll be running another group starting in the next few weeks so be sure to check it out and decide if you want in.

Anyway, that’s it for today…

Just remember to email me your URL and I’ll run some tests on your site to see if you’re going to have any issues with Google’s mobile-friendly ranking update happening on the 21st of April. And take my advice (and Google’s), you *must* have a mobile responsive website, if you don’t this will cost you in the search engines both organic and paid. This should be your top priority!

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