How to make your WordPress.com blog mobile-friendly
Today, Google will make a major update to its mobile search algorithm – one that will affect bloggers significantly. More than 60% of online traffic now comes from mobile phones and gadgets. Google’s new algorithm is designed to favor mobile-friendly websites. This means that if your blog is not mobile friendly, your blog will not appear in mobile search results.
“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.”
To check whether your blog is mobile-friendly or not, go to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test site, then enter your blog’s URL. In a matter of seconds, your blog will be analyzed.
If your blog is not mobile friendly and if you are using a WordPress.com theme, here’s what you need to do to make your blog mobile-friendly:
1. Go to your dashboard
2. Hover over “Appearance” and you’ll see “Mobile” at the end of the list that will appear.
3. Click on “Mobile” and enable the mobile theme and make the other appropriate changes.
4. When you’ve checked your choices, click on the “Update” button.
This blog was initially not mobile friendly and failed the Google mobile-friendly test but after making the changes, it passed!