Google Now Indexes Mobile Friendly Factors
Last week we mentioned the importance of adding mobile to your store and Shopifys built in capabilities. We advise all Shopify clients to only choose a new store theme provided it has full mobile capability. Just after Christmas, Shopify anounced a milestone - that for the first time, over 50% of traffic to its stores were from mobile.
By pure coincidence, Google announced this week the of your sites mobile abilities will be part of the searching ranking.
Google's mobile ranking algorithm will officially include mobile-friendly usability factors. Making sure your site is mobile-friendly is now more important than ever and can have an immediate impact on your search results.
So what does that exactly mean? Well from April 21st 2015 April 21, 2015, Google’s mobile ranking factors will not only list your site as mobile-friendly, but will also use that to determine if your site should rank higher in the search results. And according to Google, this algorithmic change will have a “significant impact” in the mobile search results, across all languages.
Google Webmasters tools has a really useful test area where you can view how Google sees your site. Click here to test your site. Below are the results for our own site which is built using Shopify!!
For many Shopify business owners, this is great news. Chances are your store is already mobilised.
But if not, feel free to reach out. We can upgrade your store to include a smart, neat, Google friendly mobile storefront.
Shopify Rocks !!!!