From time to time, Google updates the operation of its search engine and releases information about how to best optimise websites for any changes made. On June 4th, a new update known as the June 2019 Core Update was put into place. It’s worth staying on top of these changes in the way Google behaves, as they can have quite a significant impact on your SEO results. Below, we’ll highlight what’s new in the June 2019 Core Update and what you need to do about it.
More Consequences for Slow-Loading Website
The crux of it is this: if you’ve got a snail-slow website, you’re in trouble. That’s because the June 2019 Core Update lists “page speed” as “a ranking factor for mobile searches”. You might be thinking, “oh, it’s okay, it only affects mobiles searches!” But mobile searches have been on the rise for many years now, and you only have to look around to see everyone on their phones constantly. What are we all doing on our phones? Some of us could be trying to access your business website. And if it doesn’t load fast enough, Google could send your website down the rankings.
My Website is Slow! What Do I Do?
There are a number of diagnostic tools that can be used to check the speed of your website, including:
- Chrome User Experience Report
- PageSpeed Insights
All of these tools can give reports on the performance of your website, including crucial data on loading speed. Some of them audit the quality of web pages, while others suggest ways to optimise your site. If you enjoy DIY technical projects, this could be right up your alley. However, if you feel out of your depth, you might need assistance from an expert.
Need Help with Your Website Speed? Call 23 Digital
If the thought of doing technical IT work is making you shudder with fear, you can always call the specialist team at 23 Digital. We’ve got experts in SEO as well as responsive website design, ensuring you’ll be at the top of Google in next to no time! Call us now on 1300 233 444 to start getting results.