Google “Mobile-Friendly” Labels
I really like the new “Mobile-friendly” labels Google is putting on search results…
A page is eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if it meets the following criteria as detected by Googlebot:
- Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
- Uses text that is readable without zooming
- Sizes content to the screen so users don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom
- Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped
Even more exciting to me is the potential for mobile-friendliness being a factor in search result ranking…
We see these labels as a first step in helping mobile users to have a better mobile web experience. We are also experimenting with using the mobile-friendly criteria as a ranking signal.
Use the Mobile Friendly Test to check your site.