Google launched its latest update Mobile Friendly sites, also known as Mobilegeddon on 21 April 2015. Google also expands mobile-friendliness as one of the ranking signals. This Mobile friendly update will affect mobile searches in all languages. Due to this update users find easy on searching in mobiles.
If your site is not mobile friendly, it is not too late you can make your site mobile friendly and welfare from this Google mobile friendly update.
To find out your website is mobile friendly or not click on the link below https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/.
You can also find out whether your site has been indexed by Google or not as a Mobile friendly website. Below example shows that whether your site has been indexed or not.
After checking your website from the mobile friendly tool, if your website is mobile friendly it will be displayed as below.
If your site is not mobile friendly it will be displayed as below.
Who will get impacted on this mobile friendly update?
This Mobile friendly update will affect only Mobile searchers and it will not affect desktop rankings.
Due to mobile friendly update, it will affect desktop rankings?
No desktop rankings are different from Mobile friendly rankings.
If my website is changed to mobile friendly today, how long it will take to indexed by Google?
Mobile friendly update is a real-time algorithm. If your website is large it will take more than a month to be indexed. If your site has very few pages it will be indexed from a few hours to over 72 hours.
Will Google local pack results, news and videos get affected by this update?
No only the search results will get affected by this.
These are some of the common questions that were answered by Google team about this Mobile friendly update for past two months.
Few advantages of Mobile friendly website
- Faster download speed
- Improve SEO performance
- Improve user experience
This update mainly affects Mobile devices search rankings and it does not apply to entire website only for the individual pages.