It’s no secret that mobile traffic is up significantly. After all, many of you are probably reading this very blog with some sort of mobile device. Even if you’re not, it’s probably within arm’s reach!
Google recently announced that they will start letting users know which pages in the search results appear to be mobile-friendly. It’s a useful feature that I think will really help users know which results to choose when doing a search.
According to Google, pages may be marked “mobile-friendly” if they avoid using technology such as Flash (which isn’t very friendly to mobile devices), has design and content elements that size appropriately for such devices (responsive design, anyone?) and they may even detect how far apart links are from each other.
At Geonetric, we’ve always believed that providing the user the best experience on whichever device they use is not only a good idea, but THE idea. These changes from Google, which will roll out slowly in the coming weeks, appear to be another great win for webmasters striving to provide all users a great experience.
To learn more and to see all the criteria for getting pages recognized as “mobile-friendly”, check out Google’s blog post.