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Google Search and Mobile

By Mark Still

You may have heard that Google rolled out a new search algorithm on April 21st. The goal of this change is to present consumers with mobile friendly websites when they are searching on their phones.

You may have heard that Google rolled out a new search algorithm on April 21st. The goal of this change is to present consumers with mobile friendly websites when they are searching on their phones.

Google says that close to 50% of all searches today are made on a mobile device. Several months ago they announced that mobile friendly websites will start to rank higher on mobile searches when they roll out this new algorithm change. The good news for you is that we have systems in place to make sure that Google knows your most important pages are mobile-friendly. This means your links will rank higher than your competitors whose sites are not mobile-friendly.

There are two ways to know if Google sees your pages as mobile-friendly or not.

Do a Google search on your phone for products you display on your website. Links to your site should include a “Mobile-friendly” label as shown below.

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Copy / paste one of your URLs into Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test in Webmaster Tools.

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Most of your SmartEtailing website is mobile friendly. Mobile friendly pages include:

· Home Page
· Store Locations Page
· All Catalog Pages
· All Checkout / Account Pages
· All Advanced Pages in Page Editor

What about Responsive Design Templates? There is a lot of buzz around responsive design websites and that they are the way of the future. We agree. We plan to offer responsive design templates and the complex process of developing these templates is currently under way. In the mean time, our staff is here to make sure your website is up to date, modern, and functional so your customers have the best online experience possible. 

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