SEO Tips for 2018 and Beyond - Why You MUST Focus on Mobile
PAGE 1 – Is the use of a mobile device more popular than a computer?
PAGE 2 – How do people worldwide access the internet?
PAGE 3 – Google now uses Mobile-First Indexing. What you need to do.
PAGE 4 – How to know if your website speed is fast enough for Google
Recently I got to sit down with my friend from California here in the New York City area, who is a senior programmer at Google. Naturally I had to ask him some questions about how I could improve my website SEO. Some of what he told me I already knew and there were somethings I did not know.
In this training tutorial I will discuss what I already knew that many of you may not have known. It is important to know this because it will tie into the next training I will be posting in a couple of weeks that talks about the NEW SEO strategy for 2018 and beyond.
DO YOU USE A MOBILE DEVICE TO GO ONLINE?
It is pretty safe to say that now in mid-2018, practically half of the population that have access to the internet are getting access via a mobile device. According to Google when the word “Mobile” is used, it is in reference to a smartphone, not a tablet or a laptop.
As we can see in the above image, from June 2017 to June 2018 there are more people using a mobile smartphone than there are people using a desktop computer. Laptop computers are also considered as desktop in the majority of ratings. Surprisingly tablets are not used as much.
The above graph shows that the majority of the population worldwide use a smartphone for their computing and web surfing needs. It is amazing how fast technology has advanced in the past 18 years. Smartphones are not phones. They are computers with the ability to make and receive calls.
Back in January 2015 Google recorded for the first time that searches were being done more from smartphones than from desktop/laptop computers. This was a trend that was only going to increase. Knowing this Google required all websites to be Mobile Friendly by April 21, 2015.
NEXT UP = The majority of your website readers are probably using a smartphone.