Is Your Mobile Site Google Friendly? #mobilegeddon is upon us.
Today, April 21st, is the deadline to make your mobile site – well mobile. And if you don’t make your site mobile friendly it basically means that people searching for your post on Google will find it buried on page 15 (or lower).
I’ve been putting off making my sites mobile friendly for years because the Tumblr default mobile site didn’t fit my needs. I wanted to be able to have a list of categories and limited scrolling. So I’ve been spending several days (really way too many hours) looking or free responsive sites to replace my beloved out-of-date Zen site. I finally broke down and bought a site with a mobile theme that passed Google’s mobile friendly test and had the features I needed.
You can use Tumblr’s default mobile site which does pass Google’s mobile friendly test for free. Go click on EDIT APPEARANCE on the upper right hand side and then click on EDIT THEME. Or go to www.yourtumblrblog.tumblr.com/customize. Scroll down to ADVANCED OPTIONS and check “Use default mobile theme” and click SAVE.
To see if your site is up to Google’s mobile friendly standards, go here: google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
And here is a good article about what’s going on: webdesignerdepot.com/2015/04/how-googles-mobile-friendly-update-will-affect-you-and-what-you-can-do-about-it/