A Very Clear Sign From Google Re: Responsive Web Design
When it comes to search engine visibility, Google – of course – sets the rules and everybody listens. Sometimes Google is kind enough to share with the world generalities on what it looks for when determining search rankings. Often times we’re left to reverse engineering and best guesses.
Not this time. Google has been sending out messages via Google Webmaster Tools telling webmasters to fix mobile usability issues. We’ve known for awhile that Google was going to reward responsive sites as it pertains to mobile search rankings. The time is now. And we quote “[your pages] will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users”.
If your site isn’t fully responsive at this time, give us a call and we can discuss a wide range of options.