Video: Why small business websites must be mobile optimized

Google recently made an announcement that every small business owner should pay attention to, and that is, shortly they will be dividing their nearly infinite database into separate mobile and desktop versions.

As a result, it’s thought that there will be winners and losers, as counter-intuitively those publishers with mobile sites and stripped-down content will have less for Google’s search bot’s to hit.

Where this could be problematic for those web publishers who are currently serving reduced information to optimize the mobile experience, is that the mobile index will be the preferred index unlike today where the desktop leads. This may lead to lower rankings in search on mobile devices, but now even desktops could be affected.

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As a result of this index split publishers will have no choice but to offer richer, higher quality pages on mobile, as Google prioritizes their mobile index over the desktop.

According to Google’s webmaster trend analyst, Gary Illyestold Search Engine Land that this could happen in the next few months.

Read more at Business Insider.

One Mesa SEO agency who is working closely with local businesses to ensure they don’t get lost in the mobile shuffle is SEO Ranker Agency. Watch their short video below for an introduction.