For some webmasters and companies, Google’s recent mobile friendly update, referred to as mobilegeddon, comes as an inconvenience. However, Google claims that these changes will make it more convenient for people searching on mobile devices.
Google announced recently that it’s made a number of changes in the way it will rank websites. This change comes down to a very important element: whether your website is fully optimized for mobile devices.
“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high-quality search results that are optimized for their devices.” – Google
What does this mean? If your website, blog or landing page is not fully optimized for mobile devices, it’s likely that you’ll see a noticeable change in your ranking on mobile searches.
Here are a few content tips to consider when preparing your site.
• Focus on clear and concise headlines – Compelling headlines are important for mobile formats. A great indicator of a good headline: how would the headline read on Twitter?
• Follow the inverted pyramid – Don’t bury the lead. Highlight your key takeaways upfront and save other details for later in the story.
• Keep your paragraphs short and sweet – Large blocks of text may discourage mobile users from reading all the way through. Limit your paragraphs to only a few sentences.
For more information on Google’s mobile-friendly update, they’ve provided a rundown of what to expect and FAQs.