How to Make a Mobile Friendly Site & be Ready for Google’s April 21 Update 13


Mobile Friendliness Site Tester

Exactly eleven days ago, Google made two important announcements on its Webmaster Central Blog regarding an upcoming update on April 21, 2015. The first of the two announcements was that starting April 21, Google will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. So, is your website ready for this update?If not here are some things you can do to get your site ready.

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Steps on How to Make Your Site Mobile Friendly

Step 1: Check if you have a mobile-friendly site

You can check your site using this mobile-friendliness tester. I tested a website of this call center company in the Philippines and posted a screenshot of the result below.

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As you can see, the mobile-friendliness test tool shows you exactly how a Googlebot would see your website.

Step 2: Search for a responsive design or a mobile-friendly theme

If you are using one of the most, if not the most, popular CMS , use this technical guide for WordPress users. In WordPress, you can either:

  • Check if the theme you are currently using has an update available, and if that update is mobile-friendly. Or you can…
  • Look for another theme that is mobile-friendly and change your site’s theme

Once you’re satisified with the theme you’ve chosen, check your site’s page speed performance.

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Step 3: Do a final check if you have a mobile friendly site

Go back to using the mobile-friendliness tester and check your website. What you want to see in the test result is this prompt.

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Feel free to share this post to your friends who need to make their site mobile-friendly especially if you found this post helpful. If you have questions, you can contact me at Call Center Philippines OpenAccessBPO‘s marketing department.


About Jeff

Jeffrey Aspacio is the founder of GadgetsandTech.net. He started out as a blogger in 2007 and began online marketing professionally in 2008 for various startups. His experience spans a wide range of web services and platforms – blogs, WordPress sites, online stores from a variety of industries like non-profit organizations, online retail, education and B2B corporations. Gadgets and Tech is his personal tech website. His latest project is RedLettersPH.

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