Make Sure You’re On Top of Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm

google mobile friendly algorithm

Are you experiencing a considerable dip in your traffic and search engine rankings? You probably know that you’re not the only one dealing with this problem. With the way Google has been tweaking its algorithm, bloggers and web site owners always have to be on their toes to continue reaching the goals they have set – or at least maintain the status quo.

One of the things that we now have to pay attention to – more than ever – is the Google mobile-friendly algorithm. You may have been getting notices about mobile issues from Webmaster Tools.

google mobile friendly algorithm

This is indicative of the importance that Google is placing on sites being absolutely mobile-friendly. [Read more…]

How To Make Your WordPress Site Mobile Friendly In 60 Seconds

WordPress site mobile

WordPress site mobile

Over the past several years, smartphones have revolutionized how we connect to the internet, and interact with others around the world. According to Pew Research Center, 34 percent of adults own a tablet, and 56 percent of adults own a smartphone. Chances are, some of your readers are consuming your content using one of the two devices.

If you have yet to make your WordPress site mobile friendly, here are a few problems:

  • Longer load times. Not everyone is able to enjoy 4G speeds, and even on 3G, a typical web page can far exceed the average 7.25 second load time for web users.
  • Poor user experience. Your blog may look great on a desktop or laptop, but when you shrink it down to a screen as small as 3.5-inches, it becomes a jumbled mess.
  • Adding to your reader’s phone bill. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but a lot of smartphone users are on a capped data plan. If a blog post requires a few megabytes of information to be loaded, that’s data use you could have easily avoided.

To make your WordPress site mobile friendly, many think they have to go find a theme, do all this coding, or hire someone to do it for them. That’s completely fine, and there are many exceptional examples out there. However, you don’t have to do that, let alone spend any money. [Read more…]