Are you ready for Mobilegeddon? Google is releasing the mobile friendly update.
More than half of Internets biggest companies will “disappear” from Google on mobile devices as the US technology giant changes the way it ranks searches.
Google says businesses with desktop-only sites will still appear in searches but they will be ranked lower then those tailored for mobile use.
“As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns,” the company wrote in a blog post.
How do I know if my site is mobile friendly?
If your site is already indexed by Google as mobile friendly is to see if your site has the “mobile friendly” label in the mobile search results. Using the mobile friendly testing tool will show if you pass the test, but Google may still need some improvements to update their index to know that your web pages are mobile friendly.
If I make my site mobile friendly today, how long will it take Google to pick up on those changes?
The algorithm is real time. Google has to crawl your web pages to determine if they are mobile friendly. Tests show that it can take anywhere from an hour to over 72-hours if you do everything right for Google to show your web pages as mobile friendly.