From Monday the 14th of July, Google will now indicate pages that may not work with your device when using their search engine. This will save mobile users countless frustrating searches, trawling through non-mobile compatible websites.
Wondering if you may be affected? Google’s release stated:
“For example, Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices or on Android versions 4.1 and higher, and a page whose contents are mostly Flash may be noted like this:[photo above]” Google Web Master Central
This is nothing groundbreaking, but is certainly a nice feature to have.
Google went on to give users advice on how to enable your site to have mobile functionality, which was backed up strongly by the user comment section. Google UK employee user Pierre Far‘s top rated comment reads:
“If your website still uses deprecated technologies that don’t work on mobile devices, it’s already well past the time to update it. For example, if a page’s main contents (or solely) uses Flash that doesn’t work on many mobile devices, starting today we will note that in the snippets in our search results.” Google Web Master Central
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