Google Confirms that Mobile-only Websites will Not Suffer in Desktop Search Rankings

By Jillean Kearney on August 17, 2015

For some companies, it makes sense to forego a desktop website, and keep it strictly mobile-friendly.

A question left unanswered from Google's Mobile-friendly Update earlier this year is whether a mobile-only website will result in not-so-great Google search rankings.

Google's John Mueller answered this question last week in a Google Hangout.

Mueller stated that a website does not have to be desktop-friendly to rank well in desktop search results.

As long as a mobile site renders on desktop, search rankings will be fine. Simply, "make sure that desktop users can still see some of your content, if it is formatted in a way that works best for mobile, that's perfectly fine." 

Watch the full Google Hangout with John Mueller.

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August 17, 2015
Categories:  Content Managers
Keywords:  MobileOn-Page SEO

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