Google announced in February 2015 that they will be changing their algorithm to include mobile ready sites as a marker in determining ranking in the search results. To quote them:
When it comes to search on mobile devices, users should get the most relevant and timely results, no matter if the information lives on mobile-friendly web pages or apps. As more people use mobile devices to access the internet, our algorithms have to adapt to these usage patterns.
Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results.
What this means is that to get a high ranking in the search results, or to continue getting good ranking, the theme on your WordPress site must be mobile friendly. For example, the STUDIOPRESS themes have been mobile friendly for a very long time. These are the themes that I use exclusively when I build a WordPress website.
If you don’t know whether your site is ready for this change in the algorithm, click here to go to GOOGLE’S SITE where they have a tool in the sidebar to confirm whether your site’s theme is mobile friendly. It’s fast and easy to do, and well worth your time.
If you find that your theme is not mobile friendly, CONTACT ME as I have a package available that will update your site to an awesome mobile theme and get you ready for Google’s change.