Why your Website needs to be Mobile Friendly

Posted by Mike Eastwood on 9 October 2016

Mike Eastwood

The way we access the internet has changed. The photos below show the difference in a few years between Pope Benedict's and Pope Francis' Inauguration.

Ok, you may not get as excited as us about mobile websites but you do need to have a mobile friendly website. Here's why:

Pope Benedict’s Inauguration in 2005

Pope Benedict Inauguration 2005

Pope Francis’ Inauguration in 2013

Pope Francis Inauguration 2013

And, if these images aren't enough to convince you, take a look at this chart:

Desktop Users vs. Mobile Users 2016

Google penalises your website if it's not Mobile Friendly

In 2015, Google released an update known as Mobilegeddon where websites that aren't mobile friendly are demoted in the mobile search results favouring mobile friendly websites. Now, as I write this in 2016, we've recently heard from Google that search results on mobile and desktop will be completely different. This announcement comes after the development of Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) where Google is now caching special versions of pages to deliver an almost instant mobile internet.

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Topics: Mobile Friendly

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