In February, Google announced that (in their own words) "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."
Google have now instigated this change. What it means is that any website that is NOT mobile friendly will always have a lower ranking than other websites that are mobile friendly when searched for on a mobile.
Mobile devices now account for over 50% of Internet use. If your website is not mobile friendly, over half the world's Internet users will not be able to find YOUR website as easily now Google have amended their algorithms. And over half the people who do visit your site will still not be able to view it properly either.
You can easily check for yourself if your website is mobile friendly by going to https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ and entering your website address. Google's report also tells you WHY your current website is not mobile friendly too so you understand what we have to do to make it so for you.Alternatively you can Google yourself on your mobile. If you don't have the grey "mobile friendly" tag next to your result, your website is NOT mobile friendly.
Now that Google have made it abundantly clear what the consequences of continuing to ignore this warning are, and you can see the effects for yourself, you really ought to get your website upgraded.
We have set up a dedicated service which enables us to quickly and cost effectively convert and upgrade your website to be mobile friendly. It also includes migrating your content over to our cloud hosted web platform with it's easy to use content management system.
It's a very straightforward process. We can create a responsive, mobile friendly website for you, add/migrate up to 7 pages of content and then show you how to migrate the rest yourself using our easy to use content management system. This costs from as little as £500 plus VAT.
Or we can add/migrate ALL your content for you, and train, monitor and support you as you continue to maintain and edit it. This would cost more and really depends on the amount and complexity of the content involved. As a guide, based on our "average" sites, this could be an additional £500 - £1,000 plus VAT.
Your site will be hosted on our award winning LightCMS cloud based web platform. This costs £29 plus VAT pm (or £315 plus VAT pa) and includes easy to use content management system, e-commerce, secure intranet, unlimited pages, products, users and data storage. And being cloud hosted, all future platform upgrades, new features and functions are all added and maintained for you. You'll just edit your content with us here in the background as and when you need us. We'll handle any changes required to your domain hosting for you too.
And with our unique "No Obligation" service, you only pay us when we've completed the work and your new fully responsive and mobile friendly website goes "live".
Call us on 01526 352919 or complete our online enquiry form. We'll discuss the options and schedule it in. It normally takes between 7 - 10 days to convert and migrate a website. If you want to read more, go our dedicated Google Mobile Update.
We can help you with all kinds of other web related services too. We can:
At the appropriate time we can set any of these options up for you and show you how to manage them effectively.