Mobile SEO is now even more important

SEO has never been more important for local companies

With the recent roll-out of Google’s mobile friendly algorithm, all websites that want to show up locally must be mobile friendly. Google mobile search rankings are arguably very important for all local companies, as it is much easier to pull out a phone to Google a business than it is to park and pull out a computer at a coffee shop. So make sure that your website is mobile friendly if you wish to rank well in Google on mobile.

Here are some great articles that you should read this month to stay on top of things.
Enjoy, and if you have anything you want to discuss, drop me a line at Andy@andycommons.com
– Andy

QUICK SIDE NOTE:
I’m proud to be part of several “Start up Communities” here in Missoula. Tonight, the Hellgate Venture Network is having their monthly meeting. A guest speaker joins us each month to give a quick overview of their business, and then there is lots of networking time. learn more via the Linked-in Group.

The other thing I’m working on with a very fun team is called 1 Million Cups Missoula. We meet each Wednesday at 9 am at the MONTEC building on East Broadway. This free group was formed by the Kaufman Foundation, and has meetings popping up all over the country. We meet for 1 hour, and there are usually two start ups that present. Each gives an intro for 6 minutes, followed by a 24 minute Q&A. Check out the 1MC MSO website. We’d love to see you there. If you are with a start-up, be sure to apply to present.

OK. Enough of that. Here are the articles I hand picked for you this month.  – Andy

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Mobile Is Local: Quick Wins
and Fast Fails

In her session at ClickZ Live New York,
Jori Ford detailed how to master the
mobile-local search space.
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The Guide to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm | SEJ
(an older article, but with good tips for becoming mobile friendly)
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The Guide to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Algorithm | SEJ

A small business owner’s step-by-step
guide to preparing for Google’s upcoming mobile-friendly algorithm update.
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Elements of Personalization 

Search results don’t show up the same way for everyone, and in today’s Whiteboard
Friday, Rand covers five ways in which we can improve our sites’ performance.
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Link Risk Management: Are
You doing this?

Columnist Stephan Spencer warns that if
you don’t regularly monitor your backlinks and proactively get rid of spammy ones,
you could be risking it all.
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