The Coming Mobile SEO End Times
Ian Lurie Apr 3 2015
Whoops. We had one crucial piece of data wrong: Wikipedia.org is just fine. As part of this test, we checked home and internal pages. Except for one site: Wikipedia. Go figure. We’ve updated the infographic and are putting the word out.
Google’s big mobile algorithm update is coming in a few weeks. Nerds that we are here at Portent, we wanted to see how ready the Web really is for this.
We’re all doomed. Or at least, 10,000 sites are.
(Just be sure to give us credit, ok?)
The Department of Homeland Security seems like the kind of site you might want to access from your phone in an emergency. In my opinion. Call me crazy. 40 other US Government sites failed too, just FYI.
Method and discoveries
I’ll be writing more about what we learned regarding Google’s mobile test tools in another post. Suffice it to say our lack of faith is… founded.
Shameless self promotion: Yes, Portent does mobile SEO
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More