For the first time, smartphones have overtaken laptops to become the UK’s most popular device for getting online, according to Ofcom’s 2015 Communications Market Report.  Two-thirds of British people now own a smartphone, and they use it for nearly two hours every day to browse the web, receive email,  get on social media, and shop online.  We are now spending almost twice as long online with our smartphones than on our laptops or desktop computers.

Google is now giving a boost to mobile friendly pages too, by giving them a priority over pages that are not mobile friendly.   On 21st April 2015, Google released an update that gave mobile-friendly websites a major boost in its mobile search results, meaning that your mobile-optimised website could see an increase in your site rankings, while a non-optimised site could see its rank slowly decrease.

To test a page for mobile friendliness, enter a URL here:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

If you would like some advice to make your website mobile friendly, then please contact us

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