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The Google Mafia and Mobile Friendly

You may have gotten a notice from the mafia. “youze guyz need to make your site mobile friendly…or else”,  or something to that effect.

Here is the message I got:

Google systems have tested 32 pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these 32 pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobilefriendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users.(emphasis added)

So I have 2 choices. Fix my site to THEIR standards or suffer the consequences…whatever that means.

You can test your site here:

A quick fix if you are running wordpress is to use a plugin called WP-Touch. The drawback is that it will change the way your site displays from it’s current level of awesome to something akin to moving from your house to a cardboard box. That’s not a slam on the plugin. But it does change the site’s look. There is a free and pro version of the plugin.

The Google Mafia gives you little choice. There are more mobile friendly “responsive” themes out there. But that would mean a whole new look and an added expense for the new theme and the money to pay a developer like me to implement it.

You don’t need to do that yet.  Unless you want to.

See the before:

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And the after:
Before Mobile Friendly

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