New Google Search Algorithm favors mobile sites! Are you ready?

April 21st, 2015 → 12:00 am @ // No Comments

mobilegeddonWhat has become a very hot topic the last few months is Google’s new search algorithm update some call “Mobilegeddon.”

In late February Google announced it was going to use “mobile-friendliness” as a “ranking signal” in how they rank and display search results.

So get ready! Google is now favoring MOBILE-FRIENLDY websites starting TODAY! April 21, 2015.

Is your site mobile-friendly? You can check using Google’s Mobile Test here:

Obviously, every site on the web isn’t mobile-friendly… and it takes time to make the transition. Heck some sites may not need to be mobile–it depends on your audience and competition. But you do want to provide the best possible experience for the user.


I’m not freaking out. Keep calm… This site is not mobile-friendly yet either. All good things take time. Also, don’t just do something because it’s the buzz. Research. Have a plan. Then execute.

We’ve been really focused on mobile for the last few years especially responsive web design. We’ve also been transitioning client sites that rely on search engine results to drive business to their site.

There’s not a one-size-fits-all solution and transitions do take time. If you haven’t updated your website in the last couple years, this may be the best time!

Here’s a link to the Google webmaster article discussing the change.

As always, if you need help or have questions, contact me.

–Iowa Web Guy

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Knoxville Raceway Launches Mobile Apps

August 3rd, 2012 → 1:13 pm @ // No Comments

I’ve been working with Knoxville Raceway now for over 8 years. They are a perfect case study, which I should probably do now that I’m writing about it. It’s always fun working with clients that like to invest in new technology and like to be on the forefront.

We recently launched a Mobile App available on all major device platforms. The app really gives up-to-the-minute information to the user and provides a portal for fans to interact not only with Knoxville but each other!  (I will write a more detailed blog about the app and app development soon.)

If you’re interested in a mobile app or have questions, feel free to give me a shout!

For now, here’s the official press release:

Friday, August 03, 2012 (Knoxville, IA) Knoxville Raceway is pleased to announce the launch of their Mobile Apps available on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

The apps allow mobile users to access Knoxville Raceway information on-the-go. The mobile app features Live Results, News, Driver Information, Points, Live Results, Schedule, and a social media feed to interact with others talking about #KnoxvilleRaceway.

“This is a great resource for our fans to stay up-to-date on Knoxville Raceway information anywhere in the world.” said Brian Stickel, Director of Marketing. “We are excited to continue utilizing state-of-the-art technology at the Sprint Car Capital of the World.”

Knoxville Raceway mobile apps were developed by ( and Iowa Web Development ( who has provided web site development and hosting services for Knoxville Raceway since 2004.

The mobile app can be found directly here:




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