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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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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.

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.
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • 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)
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 01:10:30
Is Your Site is Mobile-Friendly?
1 Lecture 00:42
How to Tell if Your Site is Mobile-Friendly
Which Pages Need Updates?
3 Lectures 08:51

Using Google Analytics to Find Affected Pages

Analyzing Your Pages Using Google's Testing Tool
Google's Mobile SEO Criteria
3 Lectures 03:47

Google's 5 Elements of Mobile Usability

CHECKLIST: Making Your Website Mobile-Friendly
5 pages
Making Your WordPress Site Mobile-Friendly
8 Lectures 11:21
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
Additional Resources
2 Lectures 37:37
Google Analytics Reports Course

About the Instructor
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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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