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ProBlogger Podcast: The Benefits of Your Blog Being Mobile-Friendly

Today is Day 6 in our 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge

There’s no denying it – the time has come where you’re going to lose traffic if your blog is not optimised for mobile viewing.

Whether that dip in traffic is due to Google penalising non-mobile-friendly sites by not featuring their content in mobile search results thanks to their “Mobile Friendly Update” (otherwise known as Mobilegeddon), or because your reader isn’t having a pleasant reading experience and will click away to another blog where they do, you may never know. But the time is now to get your site mobile-friendly and capitalise on the fact that mobile traffic is outnumbering desktop traffic at breakneck speed.

Now this is one of the challenges in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog series on the ProBlogger Podcast that might not be able to be completed in a day, but it’s something you can make a start with today, at least.

In this episode, I ask you to look at your blog on a mobile device from your readers’ perspective, and I give you some questions to ask yourself as you look. I also go through a few options to help you transition if you blog on WordPress, with links in the show notes to a few of my favourite sites and plugins.

If your blog is already mobile-friendly, we go through a checklist of things to do to make sure your reader is getting the best mobile experience possible. You won’t want to miss it.

Click here to listen to day six of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog series on the ProBlogger Podcast.

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About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. Hello Darren,

    I have seen people checking all their updates on their mobile. I have read somewhere that people are checking their mobile phone for around 150 times a day.

    People like me who prefers ease to access would like to do all the things on mobile phone because it is easy to access mobile phone rather than turning my personal computer on.

    Thus I agree with you that it is time to get our site mobile-friendly.

    Best Regards.

  2. Yes Darren, You are right. 2015 is the age of mobile so website should be responsive it effects rankning
    Thanks for sharing knowledge

  3. There is no going back “mobile devices have come to stay” and unfortunately there are a lot of people who have only mobile devices and many others who have desktop often prefer to use their mobile devices and that is what they use to search the internet, so a site that is not mobile friendly has automatically excluded mobile searchers from having access to the content on their website.

  4. Hello Darren,

    I agree with you. Nowadays, mobile and internet are demanded. Website should be responsive it effects its visibility.

    Thanks for sharing Your knowledge

  5. Mobile are portable electronic device. Presently, most of them prefer mobile phone over computer to access the internet and online services. so, yes in this advanced world; having site that is mobile friendly can make it easy for user to access all the desired contents.

  6. I think making mobile friendly blog brought awesome results for me. because my google analytics shows that 70% of my user were from mobile devices and i was displaying desktop template to them that resulted into low conversion optimization and as soon as i changed it and used responsive template it created magic for me. So this move from google has been so far good for me.