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Billings businesses scrambling to boost mobile sites in wake of Google change

May 11, 2015View for printing

As more people use their smartphones to search the Internet, Google has made big changes to favor mobile-friendly sites, and Montana businesses are scrambling to keep up.

In April, officials at Google changed their search algorithms to favor "mobile-friendly" sites designed to look good on smartphones and tablets.

For sites that don't meet those standards, that means a drop in Google search rankings, more work for customers to find them and a loss of visibility online.

By Erik Olson

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