Websites that work
on all devices
With an ever increasing number of users browsing
tablets and mobile phones, it is becoming increasingly important
to make sure your website can be clearly viewed on all these
formats and now from 21st April 2015 Google will rank responsive
website more prominently over others.
a website? Test it on google now to see how they rate it
What are the benefits
View an example: Paton
& Lee Vets
If you click the image below and then once the
site has opened, either view it on a mobile device as well or
for a better demonstration of how a responsive site works, grab
the edge of your browser window with your mouse and then shrink
it and you will see the site adapt as you make the window smaller.
"Mobile friendliness" will
affect how prominently websites appear in Google search results
pages from 21 April 2015.
Criteria includes text size, the amount of
space between links and whether the content fits across a mobile
A Google representative said mobile friendliness
was "one of many" factors used by the search engine
to rank results, but in a blog post the company said it would
have "a significant impact" on search result."
"As people increasingly search on their
mobile devices, we want to make sure they can find content that's
not only relevant and timely, but also easy to read and interact
with on smaller mobile screens," the representative said.
BBC News - 20 April 2015