google-mobile-toolsCloser and closer we are all getting to seeing the launch of Google’s mobile-friendly ranking algorithm on April 21st, and will be on a page-by-page and real-time basis.

Since this newest update is such a big one (bigger than either Panda or Penguin algorithms), it’s pretty natural that this has more than a few webmaster a little nervous.

Regardless of how nervous you are about the rollout of Google’s newest algorithm, there was a series of questions that Google answered in a recent Google+ hangout, where the main topic of conversations was the new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm.  Here are three things that came of the hangout:

  1. Even though the algorithm starts rolling out on the 21st of April, it will take a few days to a week to completely and globally.
  2. If you’re thinking that there will be different degrees of mobile-friendliness in the algorithm, you’d be wrong.  You’re either mobile-friendly, or your not.
  3. In order to see if your web pages are mobile-friendly or not is to see if you have the mobile-friendly label in the live mobile search results now.  If you don’t, then you can check the mobile-friendly testing tool, which should match the live Google search results.  If you use the mobile usability reports in Google Webmaster Tools, you’ll only see a delayed crawl time.

There is more information that can be found on a Search Engine Land post, written by , that gives us more detail on the forthcoming algorithm, which includes some video, and if you’d like to check it out, follow the link provided below.

Search Engine Land: Google Clarifies The Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Will Roll Out Over A Week, Be A Yes/No Response & More