FAQs mobile-friendly update 4-21-15

FAQs about the April 21st mobile-friendly update

There are General FAQs here are the questions, for the answers please go to Google Webmastercentral.blogspot.

  1. Will desktop and/or tablet ranking also be affected by this change?
  2.  Is it a page-level or site-level mobile ranking boost?
  3. How do I know if Google thinks a page on my site is mobile-friendly?
  4. Unfortunately, my mobile-friendly pages won’t be ready until after April 21st. How long before they can be considered mobile-friendly in ranking?
  5. Since the mobile ranking change rolls out on April 21st, if I see no drop in traffic on April 22nd, does that mean that my site’s rankings aren’t impacted?
  6. I have a great mobile site, but the Mobile-Friendly Test tells me that my pages aren’t mobile-friendly. Why?
  7. What if I link to a site that’s not mobile-friendly?
  8. Does Google give a stronger mobile-friendly ranking to pages using Responsive Web Design (which uses the same URL and the same HTML for the desktop and mobile versions) vs. hosting a separate mobile site (like www for desktop and m.example.com for mobile)?
  9. Will my site / page disappear on mobile search results if it’s not mobile-friendly?Specialized FAQs
  10. What if my audience is desktop only? Then there’s no reason to have a mobile site, right?
  11.  I have pages showing mobile usability errors because they embed a YouTube video. What can I do?
  12. Is there a clear standard for sizing tap targets?
  13. To become mobile-friendly quickly, we’re thinking of creating a very stripped down version of our site (separate mobile pages) until our new responsive site is complete. Do you foresee any problems with this?

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