How to Recover from Google’s Mobile Algorithm Update

Have you lost mobile traffic due to Google’s mobile algorithm update? Learn what to do to get it back on track.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Google is now decreasing mobile search rankings for websites that it deems not mobile-friendly, and your mobile SEO and traffic could be suffering as a result. Issues like viewport configuration, font size, and page speed all factor into whether your site passes Google's mobile usability test.

But don't panic! During this course, you'll learn how to identify if your site was affected by the mobile algorithm change and what you can do to fix your website's mobile SEO and usability issues and get back into Google's good graces again.

Have questions that aren't covered in this course? Ask your instructor, Janet Driscoll Miller, questions in the discussion area.

What are the requirements?

  • You’ll need either some basic coding knowledge, or understanding enough of your website’s inner workings to make these changes (or access to someone who can)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn what Google’s Mobile Usability algorithm update is
  • Find out how to conclude if your traffic losses are from the mobile update
  • Figure out if your website is mobile-friendly to Google
  • Determine which specific pages on your website need to be fixed
  • Make your WordPress site mobile-friendly

Who is the target audience?

  • If you have a website or manage one (calling all web developers and webmasters!), and especially if you’ve lost organic search traffic recently, then you definitely need to take this course.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Before You Get Started
About Janet Driscoll Miller
About the Google Mobile Algorithm Update
Section 2: Is Your Site is Mobile-Friendly?
How to Tell if Your Site is Mobile-Friendly
Section 3: Which Pages Need Updates?
Using Google Analytics to Find Affected Pages
Analyzing Your Pages Using Google's Testing Tool
Section 4: Google's Mobile SEO Criteria
Google's 5 Elements of Mobile Usability
CHECKLIST: Making Your Website Mobile-Friendly
5 pages
Section 5: Making Your WordPress Site Mobile-Friendly
Steps 1 and 2.1: Backing Up Your Site and Determining Your Version
How to Determine Your WordPress Version
Step 2.2: Determining Your Theme
How to Determine Your WordPress Theme
Step 3: Determining if Your Theme is Mobile-Friendly
Using the Mobile Emulator Tool in Chrome
Step 4: What To Do if Steps 1-3 Didn't Work
Resources on Designing for Mobile
Section 6: Additional Resources
Google Analytics Reports Course
Getting the Most Value from Google Analytics

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Instructor Biography

Janet Driscoll Miller, President & CEO, Marketing Mojo

Janet Driscoll Miller is the president and CEO of digital marketing agency Marketing Mojo, and has over 20 years of digital marketing experience. She is considered a leading expert in the fields of search marketing and analytics, having spoken at search engine and marketing conferences including SMX Advanced, Search Engine Strategies, MarketingProfs B2B and Pubcon. She has published articles in B2B Magazine, Visibility Magazine and others, and contributes to several blogs, including Marketing Mojo's blog and Search Engine Land. Janet is also a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities including the University of Virginia and James Madison University.

Prior to founding Marketing Mojo (then Search Mojo) in 2005, Janet was the Director of Internet Marketing at WebSurveyor Corporation, an online survey company. Prior to WebSurveyor, Janet was the founder of empower marketing, inc., an interactive marketing firm based in Denver, Colo. Before starting her own interactive marketing firm, Janet served as the Sr. Marketing Communications Manager at Software AG, where she coordinated advertising, interactive marketing, events and branding efforts. She has over ten years of technology marketing experience and additionally has held marketing positions at Call Technologies and Telos Corporation.

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