Nick Pettit

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

On Tuesday, Google plans to start ranking mobile-friendly sites higher on search engine results pages. That could mean as many as 44 percent of small- to medium-sized companies' websites will see lower SERP rankings. "Of the small businesses that have a website, only 56 percent have a responsive design website that is mobile-friendly," writes Clutch, a Washington, DC-based research firm, in its April 15 research announcement. "However, the survey also showed signs of improvement, as 23 percent plan to increase website spending in 2015."

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