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Old 29th April 2016, 01:39 AM   #1

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Is Responsive Website Compulsory for Ranking?

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Old 29th April 2016, 04:31 AM   #2
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No that is not true but if you want to reach out to the large number of people who are using mobile device for searching solutions to their business needs, you have to be responsive to the mobile device to be searched.

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Old 29th April 2016, 04:44 AM   #3

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Yes, Now website should be responsive and mobile friendly because Google has recently launched an update named "Mobilegeddon" for responsive site. Google also said, "Responsive website would be ranking signal."

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Old 29th April 2016, 09:25 AM   #4
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No, you don't need a responsive design on your site. But, you do need to have a mobile friendly website if you're expecting to get any mobile traffic.

There are some sites who don't ever get mobile users (or they get a very small percentage) since they're B2B type websites. But, that's pretty rare.

If your site isn't mobile friendly, then consider setting up a mobile friendly version and redirecting mobile visitors. There are services such as Duda Mobile that will help you have a mobile friendly version of your site.

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Old 29th April 2016, 05:01 PM   #5
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Like the above poster said, you don't necessarily need a responsive site, but you at least need a mobile version. Just to expand on it a bit more, having a responsive or mobile site, will help your mobile rankings. Not having a responsive or mobile version of your site should not affect desktop rankings...yet.

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Old 30th April 2016, 08:48 PM   #6
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In term of SEO ranking, responsive website is not a mandatory but it's recommended. I've seen a lot of websites still rank well on Google without any responsive design on their websites.

On August 2015, Google’s John Mueller stated on his Google+ post regarding Google recommends responsive:

"A good way to make it [a site] work in both worlds [mobile & desktop] would be to have a site that uses responsive web-design techniques to adjust to the size of the user’s device/settings."


Still it leaves room for ambiguity. He only stated that it's recommended, but not clear sign (as usual) whether it's related to ranking factor or not.

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Responsive website no need of compulsory in terms of google ranking, but it mandatory for SEO purpose, but in term of google, website needs a mobile friendly

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Is Responsive Website Compulsory for Ranking?
Responsive website has nothing to do with rankings because there are lots of sites that are not responsive but still ranking high in the search results.

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It is not necessary that your website have responsive design, there are huge number of website which are not responsive but they still get better ranking.

If your website is responsive then this must be an additional point for your website to get better ranking on mobile view because 70% of total traffic on Google are coming from mobile devices (According to Google). So it is better that your website have responsive design so that it can also attract mobile users.

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Old 10th May 2016, 05:16 AM   #10

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I think, yes If you are targeting mobile users. People are mostly using for their mobile phone for everything as compare to desktop. If your design is responsive and compatible to any mobile device then there is more chances to drive huge mobile traffic to your site which would definitely increase your sales.

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