Google to use mobile sites searches to rank web pages

Last Update: December 10, 2016

Just wanted to share this info with my family here....


What does this even mean?

It means that Google search indexing will be based on mobile devices. The reason for doing this is because tons phone search information is being searched on smart phones and tablets. As a result it is putting into practice an outline called “Accelerated Mobile Pages”.

Accelerated Mobile Pages will make sure that it takes less time to load web pages when streaming on mobile devices.

Also this means that the search algorithms will be paying more attention on the mobile version for ranking web pages, displaying snippets from a webpage and indexing sites. Hence, it is beneficial to create mobile friendly site in the long run.

The change is estimated to take effect in the coming months. Once this is in full running, Google algorithms will mainly use the mobile version of a website’s content to rank pages from that site.

Currently, Google is conducting experiment to see how this will work out. Once all is done to their satisfactions, then it will run it in full force.

Advice for webmasters

For those with websites that function best on desk tops, you might want to keep it that way than rushing to the mobile version. It is best to take your time and get things done correctly than launching a mobile site version that’s incomplete and shows broken links.

Take all the time you need to build mobile friendly website. Because; remember, broken links are never good for search engines!

The good news is though that if your website is pretty responsive (takes less time to load) then, there will be a markup in the mobile and desktop versions.

Sites with different score for mobile and desktop will have to make some changes. This translate into these sites making sure that both the desktops and mobile versions give out ordered markup.

If your site does not have a mobile version, Google will keep on indexing your site regardless of how your website is accessed from a mobile platform.

You can learn how to rank high in search engines here. The final goal, however is to create mobile friendly site in order to keep up with these updates.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this....

Thank you for reading!


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Chrissies Premium
Many thanks Ephigine, this is something we all need to know :)
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E-Udoh Premium
You are very welcome Chrissies. Glad to help!
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GlenPalo Premium
Using mobile searches as a ranking factor makes good sense considering a huge percentages of searches are done on mobile devices.
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E-Udoh Premium
You are absolutely right Glen!
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MKearns Premium
Already ran my sites through the mobile analyzer and they passed muster!
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E-Udoh Premium
That's perfect!
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MPollock Premium
Gret news to here thanks,
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E-Udoh Premium
You are welcome! Likewise thank you too.
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