Google Announces Website Speed Will Be A Larger Factor In Rankings
HL News • January 24, 2018
Google has just announced that your mobile sites speed will be a important ranking factor for its search engine. Google had already announced in 2017 that it will start using a mobile first index for its rankings in 2018. That means that Google is starting to look at the mobile version of your website for its ranking pages. In July 2018, the speed of your mobile site will also become an important ranking factor.
To test the speed of your current website go to https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/. If your mobile website is in the red with a optimization score of 59 or below it may get penalized in rankings. Do not worry about the speed score on the page yet, it is taken from data on chrome browser and it may be some time before it is filled in.
If you have a website that is not ready for mobile phones and tablets, contact us right away so that we can make you a new website that looks great on desktop, mobile phones, tablets and scores great with Google on its speed test. You can email us at [email protected] or call 316-941-7088.