Fix Mobile Usability  - Google Webmaster ToolsGoogle Webmaster Tools is starting to send notices to website owners  –  “Fix Mobile Usability Issue Found”.  This notice is letting you know that your website has some or all of your pages out of compliance for mobile usage.  These notice’s are coming at the heels of an announced algorithm change that will happen on April 21st.  Zinib from Google say’s that 50% of all searches are done on mobile devices.  They also said that these new updates will effect websites more that both Panda and Penguin.  The bottom line is, you site will not rank on the new algorithms when searched on mobile devices and you will see a drop in traffic to your website!

If you have received this letter and you are serious about maintaining a productive website, you should consider talking to your web developer or finding a new one that is capable of designing a mobile friendly website.  Even if your web site has been built in the last 2 years and your web designer was still using old school methods,  your website may not be in compliance.  You can check this by going to you Google webmaster tools – Search Traffic – Mobile Usability and they will give a list of pages that are not mobile friendly.  Your web developer can also help you with this as well.

With HTML 5 and CSS3, the consortium introduced a complete new set of parameters targeting mobile usage.  We can now set different design views for different screen sizes.  Designer must now be more diligent on whether they choose size parameters in pixels or percents.

 

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We started GTL Web Design in 2008. In 2009 we re-located from Southern California to beautiful Homer, Alaska with my wife of over 20 yrs and my 2, now adult, children. With over 8 years of experience, we are committed to serving our customers with quality custom WordPress websites and optimization for their businesses and organizations.

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