Google Mobile First Approach Checklist for May 2021

The Google May 2021 Update Checklist

Here’s what you need to do to prepare for the May update:

Verify some basics:

  1. Make sure your site is mobile-friendly; Google recommends responsive design. Again just being responsive does not mean your site is Mobile First.
  2. Make sure your server uses HTTPS and enforces HTTP Strict Transport Security.
  3. Make sure there are no intrusive interstitials at page load.
  4. Check your Core Web Vitals in Google Search Console. Fix the pages it complains about.
  5. Test your home page and major SEO landing pages using Google PageSpeed.
  6. Get their scores as high as you can – but focus on LCP, FID, and CLS. You must earn a passing grade of 90% on each of these, regardless of your PageSpeed score.

Above all: Make sure your content is great! No amount of technical SEO perfection will make up for vague content with no clear value to the visitor.

Optimize your website for Mobile-First today!

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