RS Newsletter 2018 No 6 - Mobile-First Index & More

Wow! Already a month into new financial year!

RS Net has some important questions for you that may impact your website

  1. Website not mobile responsive? Mobile-first indexing is now here! (see below)

  2. Website not using HTTPS? More negative effects about to happen!


  • What is Mobile First indexing? How does it affect my website?
    Mobile-first is pretty self-explanatory. Google will look at the mobile version of your website before your desktop version, and give substantially more weight to the former. Google’s practice of looking at mobile first does not mean that if you don’t have a mobile-friendly version that you will be entirely out of the running. Google will still crawl your desktop website, but you will be penalised for not having a mobile site.
    See: https://www.weboptimizers.com.au/mobile-seo-guide/#Google8217s-Mobile-First-Index

    Comment
    RS Net have been encouraging clients to make their sites Mobile friendly for several years. Get yours going urgently. We can spread the cost for you. If you have, then you can sit this one out. But don't get complacent, keep your site moving. Change your images, update photos and text. Check your competitors. Does your site look tired? Are their sites more vibrant? Call us.



  • Why should I move to https and "show the lock"?
    Version 68 of the popular Chrome web browser has just been released and with it their advertised intention of calling ALL http sites unsafe. All sites  need to be https (show the lock) now. 
    How many of your clients or prospects might avoid your website because Chrome warns them about it being unsafe to proceed. Can you take this risk?

    Beginning in July 2018 with the release of Chrome 68, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as' not secure'.
    See: 
    https://security.googleblog.com/2018/02/a-secure-web-is-here-to-stay.html

    Comment
    RS Net has several options for you. 
    • A One Time Cost SSL certificate - if you are not selling product off your site
    • Various levels of Named and Badged Security Certificates which are renewed annually. 
      We can now offer Thawte SSL Certificates at very competitive prices to help your budget.

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