On April 21, 2015, Google changed their search algorithm to favor search results for “mobile-friendly” websites. This change has been dubbed “mobilegeddon” because mobile-unfriendly websites will lower in Google’s rankings. This only affects search from mobile devices, not desktop computers.
How can I test to see if my site is “mobile-friendly”?
Google has a tool that will test your site and give you some feedback.
- Go to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
- Type in your URL and click Analyze
- If your site is NOT mobile-friendly, you will a message “Not mobile-friendly” and some reasons why. See the steps below to choose a new theme that will help make your site “mobile-friendly”.
- If your site IS mobile-friendly, congratulations! You are using a theme that is responsive and mobile-friendly. You don’t need to make any changes.
How Can I Make My Site “Mobile-Friendly”?
Using a “responsive” theme will make your website or blog mobile-friendly. One of the powerful features of WordPress is that the content is separate from the design. By simply using a new theme, you can change the look and feel of your site and make it mobile-friendly. We currently have 14 responsive themes to choose from. You can preview each one and find one that will suit your needs.