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Mobile Friendly Websites and Google

Early in 2012 we decided that all of our websites would be designed and developed as Responsive. We didn’t like the feel or look of mobile web pages so decided to bite the bullet and advise all new customers that Responsive design was the future and the way to go.

Over this time we have had possibly 4-5 customers ask not to go responsive as they didn’t think it would suit their business website, we tended to agree with them as they were more shopping cart websites and their particular applications didn’t really need the responsive or mobile friendly design.

It seems that this decision back in 2012 has paid off, we have noticed things changing with the ranking of responsive sites for the past 6 months. Anyway Google has decided to favor Responsive Website, you may see in search results Google has placed the term Mobile Friendly beside listings where the website owner has a mobile friendly or responsive website.

Here is what Google have to say in their Webmaster Blog:

Finding more mobile-friendly search results

When it comes to search on mobile devices, users should get the most relevant and timely results, no matter if the information lives on mobile-friendly web pages or apps. As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns. In the past, we’ve made updates to ensure a site is configured properly and viewable on modern devices. We’ve made it easier for users to find mobile-friendly web pages and we’ve introduced App Indexing to surface useful content from apps. Today, we’re announcing two important changes to help users discover more mobile-friendly content:

1. More mobile-friendly websites in search results
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.

To get help with making a mobile-friendly site, check out our guide to mobile-friendly sites. If you’re a webmaster, you can get ready for this change by using the following tools to see how Googlebot views your pages:

If you want to test a few pages, you can use the Mobile-Friendly Test.
If you have a site, you can use your Webmaster Tools account to get a full list of mobile usability issues across your site using the Mobile Usability Report.
2. More relevant app content in search results
Starting today, we will begin to use information from indexed apps as a factor in ranking for signed-in users who have the app installed. As a result, we may now surface content from indexed apps more prominently in search. To find out how to implement App Indexing, which allows us to surface this information in search results, have a look at our step-by-step guide on the developer site.

Testimonials

Image websites created a brand new website for our Real Estate Agency. Being a Real Estate Agency, a website is the face of our business. Image Websites exceed all of our expectations and we now have a website we are proud of. A big thank you to Jeff!
For over 15 years, I have dreamed of opening my own boutique real estate agency. I had an idea; a vision of exactly what I wanted my website to look like and I can so happily say that Jeff from Image Websites has made it a reality!!He listened to (alot!!) of my ideas; was patient, professional, helpful and so easy to deal with. He continually gave me great advice, which in the end has helped create a wonderful website I am very proud of.Already, I have recommended Jeff to my family & friends and will continue to do so.Thank you, thank you, thank you
I’m so glad I engaged Image Website to develop my online site. I was completely in the dark about where to start but after my first meeting with Jeffrey I had a much clearer understanding of what it was all about and what was needed. It wasn’t as much about them merely gaining a new client as it was about them assisting me to create and build a successful online website and image. My success becomes their success.They have been readily available whenever I have had any questions or ideas about growing and improving my business and I now consider them an integral part of my business structure. I’m looking forward to a long and happy working relationship with Image Website and highly recommend them to anyone who is starting out or wanting to improve and grow.
We cannot more highly recommend Image Graphic Design.  Jeff has been there for us every step of the way in the designing and building of both our websites.Our online store website was a HUGE task and we had some stumbling blocks along the way, but Jeff overcame all of those and built us a website/shop just as we wanted and more.  Nothing is too much effort and if we have any problems a phone call, text or email and Jeff is there to help.
Paula & CraigPaula & CraigChef & I Catering
Dear Jeff,A big thank-you to you for creating our amazing, vibrant website. We receive so many positive comments from customers, and feel confident and proud that our website stands out within the industry we operate in.Right from the beginning, you understood what our goals and objectives were, and your creative genius and technical expertise has bought our business to life! We were impressed and pleased with how quickly you completed our site. We admire your work ethic and willingness to put in the extra hours to perfect your work.It was especially reassuring that you were our ‘one point of contact’ through each phase from planning, construction to completion. Your prompt and very helpful responses to our requests and questions was also appreciated. Thank-you also for your suggestions, feedback and gentle persuasion that has enabled us to develop a website that utilises the best format and theme for our needs.The best part about what you offer is that ‘you are there’ for us well and truly after our website has been published. Your attention to our site’s performance, technical support and one-to-one training has been wonderful. We look forward to your continued support, and will not hesitate in recommending you to businesses big and small!
You have been an absolute integral part to making our new business venture a complete success!
Name withheldName withheldBali Private Villas
“Once again you amaze us with your designs and website knowledge. Our sales have increased over 100% in the first month and you got us on Page 1 and Position 1 of Google Searches.Brilliant Service and we’ll be singing your praises to everyone we know”
DirectorDirectorYapstuff.org
Jeff, Thanks for all your efforts, the board are very impressed.(I knew they would be).
KatrinaKatrinaYoga+
“Thanks Jeff…..I think you’ve achieved what has previously been unachievable! I know ##### in Melb has tried and was told it was impossible both technically and insurance wise. I think your making the moons align for me so thanks!“Website: I’m still marvelled at what you can do.Thanks Jeff…. You are absolutely super! Would be lost without you.Print: It looks really super and ties in great with the web site. Thanks for your work and getting me out there!
Jenni & MikeJenni & MikePoolTastic
I got a couple of quotes and Jeffrey’s was the best option for value for money. Everything we wanted was not a problem and even when the site went live we wanted to change some wording. Nice work Jeff.
Five Star Hampers would like to say thankyou to the team at Image for such an amazing job done on our website.Since day one Jeff has worked with providing us with only the best design that will attract our customers giving them a fresh and new look.The Cinallex Website is different, new and looks so creative when going onto our site and we have already received so many comments and best wishes for our business and comments on the creativeness shown on the Five Star Hamper site.
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