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Mobile Geddon – Google Algorithm change

21 Apr

This month, Google is implementing a major update to its algorithm that will change the order in which websites are ranked when users search for something from their phone.

The algorithm will start favouring mobile-friendly websites i.e: those that have been optimised to look better & react better on Mobile devices, utilising effect such as larger text & resized images etc.

Google will now be ranking them higher in searches with a “mobile-friendly” note on them.

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Websites that aren’t mobile-friendly will not be ranked as high as they usually were.

This has happened as more & more people are utilising mobile devices to access online content – that includes, shopping & service providers. Therefore Google wants to ensure the user still has a pleasurable experience & only wants the sites that are easy to use ranked highly..

These changes were announced at the beginning of the year, giving businesses ample opportunity to get cracking on updating their sites, making the changes that are necessary to keep their sites from disappearing from results lists.

However many small businesses may be adversely affected purely because they do not have a “webmaster” or a company managing their site & the algorithm change may have bypassed the MD’s / owners completely..

This is where the new buzzword “Mobile-geddon” has come from, as it may have a catastrophic effect on businesses that haven’t caught up with these changes.

I think the businesses most at risk will be the smaller ones, who rely on specific area searches – for instance a member of the public searching for a restaurant in their area, will now NOT see a local restaurant if it hasn’t updated its site & made the changes Google requested.

MobilegeddonOverall Google is making the user experience key. It’s no good if they point them to your site & they cannot actually see it as it hasn’t been optimized for mobile viewing, so here in lies the reason for Mobile-geddon.

If YOU are worried by this or need a fast, effective & reasonably priced solution for your website please contact us for some advice info@Rocoja.co.uk

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Is it a TMobile Fail or Pass

29 Aug

Without going into too much detail – Here’s what’s causing this small business a pain today.

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Copy of letter sent today – 29th August 2014

T Mobile Customer Complaints 

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Ref: 075XXXXXXXX

In February 2014 I took a new contract with T-Mobile – after being on a rolling monthly contract for many years, as I was persuaded to take a Sony Xperia Z1 as an upgrade to the mobile phone I had (Blackberry) – As I was told it was the best phone for me, as I am a Social Media Consultant. (This is known by T-Mobile as I had tried when I first set up my business  to move my account to a business contract with T-Mobile, but you wouldn’t do it in the first 2 years. So I am on a personal tariff).

The Xperia Z1 was despatched to me & in the last 5 months has been returned / replaced 3 times – all due to bleed from the camera flash into the images – Video & still. This has been verified by the customer services people within your shop at XXXXXXX twice. Where I have taken my phone for them to see the issues first hand, prior to the replacement being issued.

The xperia Z1 has obviously got a Flash Bleed issue & a quick search of the internet can verify this fact.

The last replacement (August 2014) has again developed Bleed & I have again taken pics (attached) for you to see.

I contacted T-Mobile again & was told now I would have to cancel my contract as you could not replace again – I said I didn’t care what phone I had as long as it worked correctly as I run a business from my phone. I then said I’d call back.

(At this point Vodafone offered me a new phone & 24 month contract like for like at half the cost)

However a lady called me back on August 20th & told me to expect a delivery of a Galaxy S5 & a silver bag to send my Z1 back in; this was being arranged as I was a valued customer – paying almost £2000 a year for my account with T-Mobile.

I agreed & was assured the S5 would be with me by 28th August.

Today is the 29th – I have spoken to T-Mobile 5 times today – totalling over 2 ½ hours & low & behold no one can see who called me or in fact ANY notes from any conversations this month.

All I need is a mobile phone that is able to work in the way it is supposed to & basically ensure I have a job!

The Sale of Goods Act 1979 makes it an implied term of the contract that goods be as described, of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose. 

As you are in breach of contract I believe I am entitled to have the phone replaced and I would request that you confirm that you will do this within the next 14 days.

I also require you to confirm whether you will arrange for my phone to be collected or will reimburse me for the cost of returning it.

I want to stay with T-Mobile – You can see from my account I have fought to do so – even porting back from EE at the beginning of the year – However this has been a nightmare for me & my work has suffered drastically.

I look forward to hearing from you

Yours faithfully,

 Now I hate washing my dirty linen in public, But today has angered me greatly.

1) I run my business using my smartphone constantly – T-Mobile are totally aware of this fact

2) T-Mobile enticed me back onto a 2 year contract after I was on a rolling 1 month contract for many years

3) The Z1 has been identified online as having camera issues – The shop also verified this

4) Their customer services number has kept me on hold for 2 hours – do they think I have no work to do?

5) Their customer services operatives since beginning of August have made NO NOTES on my account.

6) The last 43 minute call ended when my phone went dead – I thought it was my phone, but it appears it was them, cutting me off…

7) I have Charity events I want to document too – Thats whats really upset me… 😦

Ive also sent this through their online system – I’ve had this response.

THANK YOU

Thank you for registering your complaint with our online feedback form. We have sent you an email to confirm receipt of your complaint.

Your complaint will now be assigned to one of our complaint handling teams who will investigate. Depending on the nature of your complaint, they may need to contact you for more information. We try to respond to all complaints within 72 hours.

If you have a more general query, there are other ways to get an answer much faster:

  • EE: Dial 150 from your EE mobile phone, or 07953 966250 from a landline.
  • Orange: 150 from your Orange mobile phone or 07973 100 150 from a landline. If using a PayG phone, call 450.
  • T-Mobile: 150 from your T-Mobile mobile phone or 0845 412 5000 from a landline. 

Our contact centre staff are available from 08.00 until 22.00 weekdays, 08:00 to 20:00 weekends.

You can also visit one of our stores. You can find our Store Finder at ee.co.uk/help/contact-us

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We will see!

Karin

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