Is a responsive design a must for better search engine ranking? How hard would it be to create one?
Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:07 pm
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I think responsive design is not so necessary for search engine rank. But it help visitors to access the site easier (if it is well built).
Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:05 pm
siegeedora New Member
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for me it is important, because a website with a responsive web design is a site that is able to adapt to the screen it is being used on, regardless of what device it is. The website automatically reformats to give the user a better experience that is well suited to their device, and can give your site a number of benefits as well as being in line with Google recommendations.
There is a lot of debate when and how responsive design will affect your rating, and no one can tell for sure.
But, on the other hand, don't just think about responsive design in terms of SEO, think about user experience. If someone goes to your website on a mobile device and it looks messy they won't return and you'll loose a potential customer
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:41 pm
ashbifs New Poster
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monny what do you mean "no one can tell" try reading the the post on the link from tassel above
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:10 pm
monny New Member
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quote:Originally posted by ashbifs monny what do you mean "no one can tell" try reading the the post on the link from tassel above
Yes, that's for the separate index like they say: "Google is going to create a separate mobile index within months, one that will be the main or “primary” index that the search engine uses to respond to queries. A separate desktop index will be maintained, one that will not be as up-to-date as the mobile index."
They've also said that it will affect the overall rating, both for desktops and for mobile. I'm sorry, but I can't find the Youtube clip where Matt Cutts says that in the future non responsive websites will be downgraded for desktop search regardless, because it will be considered as a poorly designed website