Monday, March 9, 2015

Is your blog mobile-friendly? Set a mobile template for your Blogger blog


Have you set a mobile template for your Blogger blog? It's easy to do. Why should you bother? Google has announced that on April 21st they will be more heavily weighting mobile-friendliness as search ranking factor on mobile devices:
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. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices.

If you have a Blogger blog, it's easy to get ready:

1. Open your blog's Template settings

2. Click the gear icon under the "Mobile" preview

3. Make sure you have selected "Yes. Show mobile template on mobile devices"


You can also choose a different mobile template.

Scan the QR code to preview how your blog will look on your phone.

4. Click the orange "Save" button to save your changes.

Note:

  • The mobile template will be used to display your blog on phones, but not tablets
  • Sidebar gadgets will not be displayed
  • If you have configured your Blog Posts gadget in your blog's Layout for AdSense ads, they should continue to display 


Learn more in the Blogger help center: Mobile templates for your blog

Posted by Peggy K

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