As Google noted earlier this year, Google began globally rolling out a mobile-friendly algorithm update… Many have heard it called Mobilegeddon. Google began boosting the ranking of mobile-friendly pages on mobile search results. Now Google searchers can more easily find high-quality and relevant results where text is readable without tapping or zooming, tap targets are spaced appropriately, and the page avoids unplayable content or horizontal scrolling.
While the new mobile-friendly change is important, Google still use a large variety of signals to rank search their results. The intent of the searcher’s query is still a very strong signal — so even if a page with high quality content is not mobile-friendly, it could still rank high if it has great content for the query being used.
Use the tool below to check if your site is mobile-friendly, you can test individual pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test or if you would like to check the status of your entire site, you can do so through the Mobile Usability report in Google Webmaster Tools. If your site’s pages aren’t mobile-friendly, you may be suffering from a significant decrease in mobile traffic from Google Search. Once your site is made mobile-friendly, Google will automatically re-process (i.e., crawl and index) your website’s pages. You can also, if you like, expedite the process by using Fetch as Google with Submit to Index, and then your pages can be treated as mobile-friendly for a more efficient presence in Google’s search ranking.