April 20, 2015

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BREAKING NEWS: Mobile usability becomes a Google ranking factor on the 21st of April!

You might have heard it already, but tomorrow Google officially launches their new ranking factor for their search engine results. The mobile usability of your site already was a very important thing, because almost every person searches online with their mobile phones, but now it becomes even more important. Is your website not mobile friendly? Then you have only one day left to change it! Go with the flow and make sure that this factor won’t be a killing point in your SEO strategy. Even though your content is optimized now (if you use our tool) this is also a very important factor. So keep working on your SEO!

Test your mobile usability yourself

In order to help you all out, you can test your usability yourself through the following link: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/. You should also check your site on your own mobile phone, maybe you will find some defects that Google can’t detect.

Other ranking factors

In 2013 MOZ published a pie chart with the results of one of their research projects under 128 SEO experts. The question that they asked was, which of the known SEO factors weighs the most and which one doesn’t have that much influence. Even though it’s just a gamble because nobody knows for sure, we think this one is pretty representative for the real ranking. After tomorrow, they have to add the new ranking factor to the chart, but it’s still a useful chart to take a look at!

ranking factor

With the help of Textmetrics you’ll be able to cover at least 20% of this chart without any hard work. Start your free trial today and don’t waste your time on things that could have been very easy!

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