Learn about what different companies are doing to show value on their mobile websites.
Now more than ever, businesses are focusing on creating delightful mobile website experiences. After all, 80% of Internet users are using smartphones to search online.
What’s more, marketers are gearing up for a big change Google plans to make to their algorithm starting on April 21, 2015. Google wrote in their official blog that they will be “expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal,” and their update should have a significant effect on marketers.
When Google makes this change, it will affect 40% of mobile search queries. To put that in context, their Panda update impacted only about 12% of queries, and Penguin affected about 4% of mobile and desktop queries.
In other words, if you haven’t been focusing on improving your mobile experience, you’d better prioritize it now, or your search ranking might suffer. According to a Search Engine Land articleabout the update, there will be “no degrees of mobile friendliness” — your site will either be judged as mobile-friendly … or not.
To help inspire any mobile website design changes you’ll be making to prepare for the impending algorithm update, here’s a list of 15 companies who really nailed their mobile web experience.