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Responsive Templates make for beautiful mobile browsing and added SEO value

It’s no secret that the mobile market is ever expanding. And with the much-anticipated Mobilegeddon, web browsing from any device will be easier than ever.

What’s Mobilegeddon you ask?

On April 21st, Google will release their latest algorithm, prioritizing responsive websites ahead of those that aren’t.

Bearing this in mind, the Yola team would like to ensure you that each of our Templates featured in the Template Gallery incorporate responsive design.

Responsive EnhancementsBut these responsive enhancements go beyond adding additional SEO value. They make for easy intuitive browsing on any device. These features include:

  • Site navigation that automatically adapts to any screen size. A condensed version is rendered on smaller screens to ensure that all content is visible.
  • Content columns that automatically wrap site content to ensure that content is visible without needing to zoom or scroll horizontally.
  • Font sizes that scale automatically to match any screen size. This provides an optimal reading experience.
  • Picture widgets that automatically resize to fit the available viewport. This removes the need to zoom or scroll horizontally.

And the benefits for Yola Silver and Gold subscribers come two-fold. Along with having intuitive responsive websites, premium users have the ability to add click-to-call and site location features to business websites making it even easier for mobile visitors to get in contact with you.

Yola Mobile Premium Features

These enhancements are available for any of the Templates in our Template gallery, as well as our Recommended Styles within the Yola SiteBuilder (these can be navigated here: Style > Styles > Recommended).

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Adding the responsive enhancements to your website is a cinch. Free and Bronze users, simply republish your website with any of these Templates and you’re set.

If you’re a Silver or Gold user, you’ll want to configure your business phone number and address to take advantage of your premium features. Hover over the Publish button within Sitebuilder and click the “Configure” link next to “Mobile Phone Publishing.”

Configure your mobile website with Yola

From there, click “Enhanced Mobile Styles + Location Tools,” add in your address and phone number and click “Save.”

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Go ahead and republish your site and you’re set.

Google has created a test allowing website owners to verify that their sites are mobile-friendly. Go ahead. Publish your site with our responsive enhancements and put your site to the test. You’ll be delightfully satisfied when you see this message strewn across the page:

Google mobile-friendly test