Google Completes Rollout Of Mobile-Friendly Search Boost

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller tweeted that the boost it earlier posted about favoring mobile-friendly sites is now live for all search results. If your site is not mobile-friendly you will see your Google search referrals go down and…

Google Webmaster Guy On The One Thing He’d Ask From SEOs

Gary Illyes, one of the faces of Google webmaster relations in the post-Matt Cutts era, gave an interview to Search Engine Journal discussing Accelerated Mobile Pages, the Mobile-Friendly update, and more. When mobile-friendliness came up in the conversation, he noted…

Google Not a Fan of Workarounds For App Install Interstitials

Google doesn’t like app install interstitials, and it doesn’t like sneaky workarounds for things, so it should come as no surprise that it doesn’t like sneaky workarounds for app install interstitials. As an update to its mobile-friendly algorithm in November,…

Google On AMP As a Ranking Signal

Google has been talking up Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) for months, promising a February launch date for when it would start sending search traffic from Google results to pages using it. Many are no doubt wondering if utilizing AMP will…

Bing Announces Its Own Mobile-Friendly Tool

As you’re probably aware, Google made mobile-friendliness a ranking signal earlier this year. Since (and even before) doing so, the company has provided webmasters with a tool that lets them check their pages to ensure that they are indeed mobile-friendly.…

Google Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Gets Update

Google had been hinting for months that app-install interstitials would become a negative ranking signal in search results, and about two months ago, they made it official. Google announced that it was updating the Mobile-Friendly algorithm and test, advising sites…

Google Ranking Signal Comes With A New Caveat

Earlier this year, Google began taking into account a site’s mobile-friendliness for ranking search results on mobile devices. It provided sites with a helpful mobile-friendly test tool so that they can make sure their pages were up to snuff. If…

Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Update: Search Engine Roundtable says there was no update on the date Enge points to. While we certainly don’t know for sure, there are signs that Google could be turning up the dial on just how impactful mobile-friendliness is as…

Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Last month, Google casually noted in a blog post that mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches in ten countries including the United States and Japan. It didn’t elaborate on what the other countries were. Now, Google has mentioned another country…

Google Update Bumped Down Half Of Pages It Threatened To

Google released an algorithm update on April 21 that began taking the mobile-friendliness of a site into account when ranking that site in search results. It’s still just one of many signals Google uses, and it’s not as significant as…