Google is Moving To A “Mobile First Index” in 2018


Google is Moving To A “Mobile First Index” in 2018

Google has become more transparent in telling web designers and internet marketing agencies how they go about ranking websites. Since 2015, a website’s “mobile-friendliness” has affected ranking performance across a variety of devices (including laptops, tablets and smart phones). Now, more than ever, Google is determined to focus on ranking sites based on their mobile experience. Web designers and digital marketing solutions must focus on delivering the fastest, most accessible desktop, laptop and mobile-friendly experience achievable.

A Google release was very upfront about this-

“…. our algorithms will primarily use the mobile version of a site’s content to rank pages from that site, to understand structured data, and to show snippets from those pages in our results. Of course, while our index will be built from mobile documents, we’re going to continue to build a great search experience for all users, whether they come from mobile or desktop devices. If you have a responsive site or a dynamic serving site where the primary content and markup is equivalent across mobile and desktop, you shouldn’t have to change anything.

The last sentence in that quote should get your attention. Cheap web design and shoddy SEO techniques

may have been acceptable in the past, but not now. If you are not using expert web design, a responsive and dynamic site that looks great on all devices, professional SEO services designed for small business SEO, your competition will, and Google will rank those pages higher than yours.

Now is the best time to discover what professional SEO services and small business SEO can do for your small business branding strategy. AXIOM understands the needs of small businesses, professional practices and nonprofits. Please visit AXIOM’s small business services page by clicking the link or call Axiom at 800-888-6348.

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