It’s coming soon…
At least this time, Google told you.
With most updates, you have no clue they’re hitting. Then, all of a sudden, you realize your rankings have tanked.
Usually a Google update.
But Google’s made no secret of this one. Its Mobile-First update will happen. And it’s going to be a big change.
What Will the Mobile-First Update Do?
Google’s ultimate goal is to have one search index based on how your site serves mobile users. However, these search results will be served to both mobile and desktop users.
People search more on their mobile devices than desktop or laptop. So from a logical standpoint, the update makes sense.
If You Have a Responsive Site, Are You Already Prepared?
Possibly. But maybe not.
Mobile users may like your website, but that doesn’t guarantee Google will too.
Your site may look good on mobile devices. But that’s not exactly what Google looks for.
For example, people may look at your website on a variety of screen sizes. Smartphones come with many screen sizes. Tablets have a variety of sizes. Then you have laptops and desktops too.
Smart corporations design a unique experience for their mobile users. The branding is similar so the site remains recognizable. However, it’s a different experience.
That’s what you do in an ideal world.
Make Your Content Easy to Read
Paragraphs should have about 3 sentences in them at maximum.
One-sentence paragraphs are totally okay, and you should include them throughout your content.
Your content should still include images. However, they should be scaled down from their original size for two reasons:
Diversify Your Traffic Sources
Although Google’s much better at punishing and rewarding sites as they justly deserve, it’s not perfect. Sometimes, you can follow all the rules with perfect intent and still get whacked.
You don’t always know exactly what Google will want. And they can make changes faster than you can adjust.
Using other traffic sources, besides organic traffic, is just sound business. These could include:
You have plenty of opportunity to win traffic and keep driving it from non-organic sources.
When you follow these tips, the mobile-first update doesn’t have to be a nerve-racking experience.
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