Why Mobile First Is a Big Deal
In 2016, mobile web usage exceeded desktop web usage - a trend that began much earlier and caused Google to launch a mobile-first website initiative as early as 2010. Fast forward to July 1, 2019, and we find that Google has changed its website indexing to Mobile First. Fast forward to July 1, 2019, and we find that Google has changed its website indexing to Mobile First. This means that they’ll use the mobile version of your web page for indexing and ranking.
We've got a mobile responsive site. Isn't that enough?
Mobile responsive designs mean that the site designed for a PC is squeezed into the small spaces allowed by mobile and tablet devices. Responsive designs can be very good for certain content. But Google and the other search engines are prioritizing the importance of a website designed first for mobile, and then expand that to desktop versions.
At Smart Site Studio, we understand those mobile first design principles and incorporate them into our client's sites, and at the same time create the well designed desktop version.
So, important design ideas that focus on the way content is displayed, buttons are designed, colors images, and video are chosen, and the way menus and search functions operate are incorporated into all of our designs.
Whether you're building a simple personal website or a full-functioned business site, our platform handles it all, complete with hosting, and training. You can do it yourself, or have us build it for you.
Here's a reminder from Google that discusses mobile first's impact on your ranking, and search results: