How To Design A Mobile Friendly Website In 14 Steps
This post will explain to you from start to finish – what sorts of things you should be thinking about when designing a mobile friendly website!
Google Webmaster's Blog
"Beginning in July 2018, content that is slow-loading may perform less well for both desktop and mobile searchers."
"In fact, if we look at Google's actions, it's undeniable that 2019/20 will be the year of page speed, the year of the lightning bolt. It's the year when the difference between fast and slow content becomes the difference between showing up in the search results (Whether paid or organic) or disappearing completely."
"Google has indicated site speed (and as a result, page speed) is one of the signals used by its algorithm to rank pages. And research has shown that Google might be specifically measuring time to first byte as when it considers page speed. In addition, a slow page speed means that search engines can crawl fewer pages using their allocated crawl budget, and this could negatively affect your indexation."
Google Webmaster's Blog
"We're announcing that after a year and a half of careful experimentation and testing, we've started migrating sites that follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing"... "Mobile-First indexing means that we'll use the mobile version of the page for indexing and ranking, to better help our - primarily mobile - users find what they're looking for."
The Bottom Line: Your website must be the fastest and best optimized across all devices, but especially mobile, within it's niche - or risk seeing a major hit to search engine rankings, traffic, and ultimately business.
Now That You Know What Google Is Looking For in Your Websites,
How Do You Make The Transition To Mobile First?
You could hire a developer to edit your current websites and build any new sites from scratch, but the cost of doing that just isn't reasonable. We're talking thousands of dollars of ongoing expenses especially if you're building new websites.
You could optimize the websites on your own. As an example, WordPress has tons of plugins to help with page speed, but you run into compatibility and security issues, not to mention countless hours of work. Even after all of that, your site may not run as fast as you need it to.
You can use our revolutionary MobileWeb-First site building solution, MobiWeb-First, to build websites in a matter of minutes that you know are lightning fast, secure, instantly optimized, and so much more...