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Gavin Hirst - Tuesday 26th September 2017


Is PWAMP the future of our mobile-first world?

With the mobile-first index fast approaching, we wanted to take a look at some of the options available to webmasters when it comes to readying yourself for the switch to the mobile-first index.

Announced way back in November 2016, the mobile-first index will see Google shift from ranking websites based on their desktop content, to their mobile content. Whilst no official date has been set by Google for the change, Google’s Gary Illyes announced at SMX Advanced in Seattle back in June 2017 that this is likely to start rolling out in early 2018.

TL;DR

If you don’t have time to read the whole article, feel free to skip to the bits that you are most interested in:

  1. What is the mobile-first index?
  2. Why is Google moving to a mobile-first index?
  3. How to prepare for the mobile-first index
  4. 3 ways to speed up your mobile website

Paul Thornton - Tuesday 22nd November 2016


Google’s Mobile First Index – what it means for you

For only the second time in history, Google have announced that they will be conducting an update to their algorithm before the update goes live. The previous time was what SEO’s dubbed “Mobilegeddon”, and this time it’s also specific to mobile, however, the forthcoming change also affects desktop. Although the exact date has not been set, we expect the ‘mobile first index’ to launch early in the New Year. The fact that Google has made the announcement ahead of time, giving SEOs and Webmasters time to get their sites in order tells you all you need to know about the importance and impact the update is likely to have.

 

What is the planned update?

Google announced on Friday 4 November that they are going to split the index and will have a separate desktop and mobile index. Currently the index on both desktop and mobile is based on your desktop…

Gavin Hirst - Monday 16th November 2015


Is mobile part of your strategy yet?

Most of us will be aware of the importance of mobile as part of our digital strategy. We know that mobile consumption of online content crept above 50% for the first time this year for many publishers, however we are still seeing so many sites, especially here in New Zealand, who have simply not yet made the jump to mobile, either via a responsive site, a subdomain or a mobile app which leaves us wondering, what is everyone doing?

Embracing mobile is the key to long term success

For those who have embraced the mobile revolution here in New Zealand, the results are clear for all to see. Improved rankings across both mobile and desktop, a more engaged audience and most importantly, happy customers. There is nothing quite as frustrating to a customer or potential customer as stumbling upon a site that answers their questions, but having a terrible experience on…

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