On the 21 of April, Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm is planned for release.
Google’s mobile-friendly ranking algorithm that is launching on April 21st will be on a page-by-page and real-time basis but how long will it take to roll out and how do you know if your page qualifies to benefit from it?
Click here to take the test: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
Glad to say that www.socialmedia-authority.com passes the test nicely!
Since we know this algorithm will be significantly larger in impact compared to the Panda and Penguin algorithms, webmasters are kind of anxious about the release.
Yesterday, Google answered a series of questions in a Google+ hangout on the topic of this new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm. The three things we learned were:
(1) The algorithm will start rolling out on April 21st and will take a few days to a week to completely and globally.
(2) You are either mobile-friendly or not, there are no degrees of mobile-friendliness in this algorithm.
(3) The fastest way to see if your web pages are mobile-friendly is to see if you have the mobile-friendly label in the live mobile search results now. If not, check the mobile-friendly testing tool, which should match the live Google search results, whereas the mobile usability reports in Google Webmaster Tools can be delayed based on crawl time.
Watch the video with Googles Mary and Michael below:
*In this live Q&A session, we’ll answer your questions about the upcoming mobile-friendly ranking change* (http://goo.gl/WEAZcX). Post your questions to the Q&A panel or in the comments below. Several questions have already been answered at http://youtu.be/vfSFcImNFX4 so be sure to watch this helpful presentation.
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