Two Important Changes Brown Girl Bloggers Should Know About

Hey, ladies! Just poppin’ in to share a couple changes that are currently happening in the blogosphere. Here’s what you need to know:

#1. Google wants all blogs to go mobile. Starting April 21st, Google will start demoting blogs that are not mobile-friendly. Basically, if your blog doesn’t have a responsive design that conforms to mobile devices Google will rank it lower in mobile search engine results. To make sure your blog traffic is not impacted by this, make your blog mobile-friendly.

To find out more about these changes, read this article. To check to see if your blog is mobile-friendly, click here.

#2. Pinterest removed affiliate links. A few weeks ago, Pinterest abruptly announced that they would no longer allow affiliate links (e.g. rewardStyle) and many bloggers were in their feelings about this decision. The social media platform decided to completely remove all affiliate links, redirects and trackers on pins because they were causing “broken links” and “spammy behavior.”

For a full breakdown of what this means for bloggers, you should check out this article.

Will these changes affect you?

Drea is a Chicago-based freelance writer and lifestyle blogger at The Drea Daily. She's obsessed with coffee, books and blogs, handbags, and lipstick. When she's not blogging, you can likely catch her tweeting about something on Twitter @DreaEHall.