Google has been experimenting to make the search engine ranking index “mobile-first”. This means the algorithms that determine how a website is ranked will eventually use only the mobile version of a website to determine the website’s ranking. As opposed to how it is currently determined; by using the PC version of the website to determine ranking.
In short this means, if your website is NOT built to support mobile devices, your site may not even be listed, let alone ranked in the google search index at all.
Websites that are built using mobile responsive code are in the best position. A mobile responsive website dynamically changes the content displayed depending on the device used to view the website. This is the standard that Google recommends be used to build your website. Additionally, Google actually provides a “ranking boost” to sites that are built mobile-friendly.
This update is a big deal. The good news is that Google is still in the testing phase of the change. Subsequently it gives you plenty of time to ensure your website is updated and mobile ready prior to the release of the new search engine.
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