You may or may not have heard about Google giving precedence in search to websites that are “mobile responsive.”
What the heck does that mean for my WordPress site, you might ask.
Well, it does matter because if your site does not translate well to a mobile device screen (think tablet or phone), because then your online visibility will be less, and from what I can tell, visibility to Google’s search engine is important for your visibility to potential clients.
And if you want any payback for your effort in building that website, having Google pay attention to you does make a difference, especially if you are using your site as a passive reference for what you offer.
Fortunately, being mobile responsive isn’t super-hard with WordPress.
For me the best option seems to be to use either a frequently updated free theme, or a reliable paid theme (I recommend StudioPress themes–and they don’t pay me to do that. :)).
WordPress provides a mobile compatibility option in their package of features they call Jetpack’s, but I’ve had mixed results with the mobile layouts they’ve created for my sites. Now this may be because I tweak my layouts, but I have decided to just trust my theme’s mobile display features instead. One of the advantages of using premium themes.
If you have any mobile devices, it really is worth your time to check and see what your site looks like and decide if you need some tweaking or a better theme to make the mobile transition a smooth one.
If you need any help, just let me know. 🙂