Mobile Friendly Web Design to Become a Ranking Factor in 2015.
It is time to start thinking about making this next year a banner year for your business. Not to mention all the fun that comes with the typical new year, diets, exercise regimen and other self improvements (self torture) that we all love. Don’t worry, this only takes about a month to pass, then back to life as usual. Well, web is never “back to usual” when it comes to optimizing your website for a better user experience and search placements (SEO).
For 2015 SEO best practices we will take a peek at mobile friendly website design and what you will need going forward. Google has released limited but important information regarding user experience, and mobile friendly factors that will be impacting your rankings in the year to come.
So if you are one of those procrastinators, let me urge you to add a mobile friendly website redesign to your new year’s resolution list of to-do’s. Google will be looking to add a mobile friendly ranking factor to the ever changing algorithm as well as other SEO related topics.
So how do you know if your site is mobile friendly?
Some of the basic mobile friendly rules of web design include:
Avoiding Flash and other software not compatible or used on many devices.
Make sure that your text is sized to be readable without a user having to zoom in to see it clearly.
Make sure the content is displayed using a properly configured view port for all graphics, text and menus.
Make sure the links are far enough apart so that they can be easily clicked on a mobile device or tablet without having to zoom.
There are other items in addition to these and Google provides a complete guide on the proper creation of a mobile friendly website design and layout.
Step 1: Use Google’s Mobile Friendly Test to see if your site is mobile friendly.
Step 2: Check your site in Google Page Speed Insights tool to gather helpful tips.
Step 3: Study up on what makes for a great start to a mobile friendly website on Google’s Webmaster’s Mobile Guide.
Step 4: Call us at TGS Web Design to get your new mobile friendly web design started.
TGS Web Design SEO in Albuquerque New Mexico can help you with converting your website into a mobile friendly layout for less than you may think. Give us a call today for a website redesign or new web design consultation 505-903-4326.
Let’s make 2015 the best year yet and elevate our local Albuquerque web developers to the top of the list when it comes to high quality local web design and SEO services. Albuquerque and Rio Rancho has some very talented web design and SEO providers that are superb in what they do. So in 2015 I hope to see business owners in the (505) supporting their local Albuquerque SEO & web design companies more often than not.
Cheers to a happy, healthy and more profitable 2015!