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30 Apr 2015

Google Launches Mobile-Friendly Update

GoogleAs we announced to our clients via email earlier this month, Google launched its latest update on April 21st. This changed the way Google ranks websites for all mobile searches (those done on tablets or smart phones) and penalizes sites that are NOT mobile-friendly.What is Mobile-Friendly?
When they say mobile-friendly, it means that the website is easy to read and navigate on small screens. All sites will show up on a smart phone screen, but non-mobile-friendly sites will look exactly like they would on a desktop monitor, only really, really tiny. Such sites have text so small that you need a magnifying glass to read them, or you have to enlarge your view, then side-scroll. Either way, they are NOT easy to read. And the menu buttons are so close together that it’s hard to touch any one in particular.

A mobile-friendly site, on the other hand, is designed to show each page on the small screens of phones. No magnifying glass is needed to read the text, and menu buttons are large and well-spaced, to make it easy to navigate the whole site.

With over 50% of the people in America now searching the web with mobile devices, and Google punishing those that are not mobile-friendly, having an old-style website is going to cost companies a lot of business from here on out.

Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test

Google has provided a simple test page for anyone to find out what their website looks like on a smart phone. It’s located at: www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/. Check it out yourself.mobile
In the image at right, you can see what Profit Gate’s website looks like on a cell phone.
In the image below, you can see what our website looks like on a desktop screen.
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We have already updated many of our client sites that were not mobile-friendly.

If you would like yours updated, you can give us a call, or email Dan Lewis – dan @ profitgate.net.

ProfitGate worked magic on our website! Dan and Julie covered all the bases, and even though we don’t talk tech, Julie walked us through everything, sometimes two or three times! We are so pleased with our website and have gotten rave reviews from clients and candidates. In the competitive world of Executive Search, you have to set yourself apart. We believe we accomplished some of that with a user friendly site that works proactively for our candidates. We love our website!

– Leonard A. Schwartz

ProfitGate worked magic on our website! Dan and Julie covered all the bases, and even though we don’t talk tech, Julie walked us through everything, sometimes two or three times! We are so pleased with our website and have gotten rave reviews from clients and candidates. In the competitive world of Executive Search, you have to set yourself apart. We believe we accomplished some of that with a user friendly site that works proactively for our candidates. We love our website!

- Leonard A. Schwartz

Thank you Profit Gate for helping us get our ecommerce site up and running. We had tried twice before to do it on our own without success. We needed a lot of help and Julie and Sandra really came through for us. We have always been a small, regional distributor, now we have the same exposure as the big guys and are selling our products all over the country.

- Jim Oman

After many months of trying to decide if I was ready to take the plunge into opening an online store I finally felt it was time to take my business the next level. Dan, Julie and Sandra at Profit Gate were all very instrumental in helping me make this decision. I had an existing website that was very lackluster, Julie redesigned my website and added a shopping cart feature that is just exactly what I was looking for. Thanks to everyone at Profit Gate!

- Robert Quick

With a web site like ours, that is not the more common type of information, Profit Gate did a great job and was very patient when dealing with our technical aspects and wants. Whenever I need changes from simple to more complex, they are ready to get it done and make great suggestions along the way. High marks for them indeed!

- Art Galietti

Your knowledgeable and courteous personnel suggested ways to draw customers to the new web site. Profit Gate provides a professional design, web support as needed, and we have found they are “tweaking” the content continuously. We appreciate the time you have spent putting the Web Site together. We have had a crazy summer and I would not have had the time to work on any design and, even if I had, it would not look professional. Thank you,

- Becky Ware

Although my website looked decent before, Profit Gate has definitely made our company look much better! Their professional staff captured exactly what I wanted and brought it to life. Best of all, the fee for doing this was considerably less that I’d expect for such high quality work.

- Bob Circosta

We just want to tell you that we got our first lead from the new website yesterday! They have inquired about a new pool with outdoor kitchen and fireplace. Thank you again! This new website is exactly what we needed!

- Sharon Michel

I really felt confident that Profit Gate could design the website I needed to help drive new business. As I saw the website progressing, I was blown away at how nice it was. Since the completion, we have received very positive customer feedback as well as an influx of new customers. I am very happy with the website and the job done by Profit Gate technical personnel.

- Paul Dietrich

I have been a loyal customer to Profit Gate since 2006. The personal attention and support they have given us is great! They have helped us with a very affordable search optimization program. Profit Gate created a pay per click program as well as natural rankings that have given us first page rankings on Google. For our industry specific products like fasteners for the metal roofing and building industry, this has been very productive. In addition to many US clients we have developed we are now shipping these products to most of the islands in the Caribbean and Canada. This is all due to the search optimization Profit Gate has done for us. I would highly recommend them to any business that is looking to grow and gain visibility for their products!

- Greg Hoffstetter

From start to finish Profit Gate made it easy to increase our business with a very upscale website. Everyone asks “who did your web site?” We tell them “only the best, Profit Gate!

- Barry Nierengarten

Profit Gate has done several web sites for our company and we feel they deliver extraordinary value while providing excellent customer service and a great looking end product. We wish to thank Dan Lewis and his team for all their hard work on our latest project at SnoJax.com. Keep up the good work!

- Brion McMullen

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