Google has started rolling out filtering for Google searches from mobile devices. If you site doesn’t meet the criteria for mobile-friendly, your site won’t show up in the search results no matter how relevant your page is to the search.
As more folks are visiting websites using smartphones and tablets it becomes increasingly important for you to make sure your website will provide a good viewing experience for them. Here are Google’s criteria for your website:
- Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
- Uses text that is readable without zooming
- Sizes content to the screen so users don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom
- Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped
If you want to check to see if your website passes muster, Google has provided a Webmaster tool to check your site. Go test your site now and find out if your page is mobile-friendly.