Google has recently introduced significant changes to mobile search, and websites that are not considered “mobile-friendly” will experience a drastic drop in rankings. Recent statistics have shown that 29 percent of people in the US use mobile devices for searching, and nearly a third of all Google users now rely heavily on mobile devices when looking for information. In the US alone, there were 18.5 billion mobile search results in the last three months of the previous year.
This statistic is relevant for most other regions of the world as well, and in some areas, mobile search exceeds a third of the total. On Tuesday, Google completely updated mobile search, and those who have already adjusted their websites according to Google’s new standards remain at the top of search results. Websites that do not do so will experience a drastic decline in search results or even disappear, Google has warned.