Google News – Mobile Update

There has been a recent change to the way Google lists its results. Google has been crawling the web to see whether your website is mobile friendly or not. If you search the web with your cell phone, you may come across the “Mobile-friendly” message in the listing if your site is mobile friendly.

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This new feature will entice mobile visitors to click on your listing.

Simply put, a mobile friendly website detects whether you are using a cell phone or a desktop computer and then displays the appropriate website. The mobile friendly website is smaller and fits in to your phone so in this way it is “friendly”.

From what I understand, Google is going to penalize websites that are not mobile friendly and thus “encourage” them to update their site. I believe this is a step in the right direction as the 57 percent of the websites are now being viewed by mobile devices. This percent will likely increase as new technology develops with products like the Apple Wrist Watch as an example.

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Google is taking responsibility for the way we view the Internet and making it more “friendly” which I personally applaud.

Google is also changing the Internet with Google Fiber: https://fiber.google.com/about/ which, I am hoping, will drop the price of Internet service by giving the Internet-providing monopolies some completion. Google Fiber is 100 times faster than cable and the big monopolies will have a hard time suppressing it.

Bruce Lewis

 

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