Google will be rolling out their mobile-friendly algorithm update on April 21st. So the question remains “Are You Ready For The Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update From Google?”
One way to test if your site is ready for Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm update is by visiting the Mobile-Friendly Test Website.
You want to see something like this:
Don’t panic if your site is not mobile friendly, mine wasn’t either until I fixed it (hence my new blog theme). According to Google, it will take a few days to a week for the new algorithm update to roll out completely and globally.
With that being said, you still have time. If you’re on WordPress, all you need to do is switch to a “responsive WordPress theme”.
Here’s how to do it: Go to the “Themes” section of WordPress, click “Add New” and filter by “Responsive Layout.” These are the ones tagged with “Responsive.” Click the “Responsive Layout” box to search for those mobile-friendly themes: View a snap shot below:
Here are a couple of “Responsive WordPress themes” that I found interesting:
The Adelle Theme is ready for you! With a soft pink confetti header and minimalist two-columns, you can get started blogging in no time. Adelle is poised to host any female-oriented brand.
By Catch Themes
Catch Responsive is an extremely flexible and customizable WordPress theme suitable for almost any kind of professional website. It is based on responsive design where each element has been carefully configured for perfect display on all devices and platforms. It is built in HTML5, CSS3 and WordPress Theme Customizer for real time customization. It comes with a wide variety of options so you can modify layout, styling, featured content, promotion headline, featured slider, pagination, icons, menus, breadcrumb, widgets and much more, directly from theme customizer. This theme is translation ready and also currently translated in Swedish.
Create a truly unique design with Magazine Basic, a lightweight and fully responsive HTML5 theme based on the Gridiculous boilerplate. Use the new Theme Options customizer to add your own background, page layout, site width and more.
Along with the above, there are many more “Responsive Themes” in WordPress you can search for.
Also, read the following post 5 Tips to Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly for more tips.
I hope this article will help you decide whether having your website mobile-friendly is even worth the concern. Personally, I feel that with more and more users now using mobile devices, it will only make sense for us to be up to date with Google’s new algorithm. So why not have your website be part of a different kind of marketing by reaching out to mobile users?
Google mentioned that it is experimenting with giving sites that have earned its new mobile-friendly label some type of special treatment within its ranking algorithm. What does that mean for you and me? Traffic, traffic and more traffic! 😉
Are you ready for the mobile-friendly algorithm update from Google? Share your comments below.
About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog, The Biz Buzz of A Latina Mom and biz owner at Books About Me. For additional powerful business articles and Internet marketing tips for maintaining a successful home-based business, subscribe to her newsletter and get your FREE eBook on “The Fundamentals: How to Rock Your Business With a Blog “.
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