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Google's new "Mobile Friendly" label

If you've been doing some Google searches on your mobile phone recently you may have seen a new "Mobile Friendly" label turn up as part of the search result pages.

The global rollout of this new feature started in late November 2014 and is designed to highlight to the user web sites that are optimised for viewing and using on a mobile device, and those that are not. This is quite important - some of our client sites receive up to 40% of their traffic through mobile phones, and optimised web sites are also favoured by Google themselves in terms of search rankings.

Google used a number of automated tests to determine the 'mobile friendliness' of a site including the detection of unsupported software (such as Adobe Flash) and ensuring that links on the page are sufficiently spaced so they can be easily 'tapped'. Google have also provided a handy online tool for checking to see if a web site would achieve the 'mobile friendly' label:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly

So if you find that Google decides that your web site isn't as mobile friendly as you'd like it to be, then please do give the Focus team a shout.

Simon Newing
Simon

Created on Wednesday December 17 2014 03:24 PM


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