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When it comes to SEO it's a little bit of a black-art, but there are some established "best-practices" that can potentially help you achieve a better SERP. Here is a quick list and some tools to help with that analysis.

Very helpful cheatsheet the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN)!
Great SEO Toolkit SEOChat

Ever wonder how some Google SERP listings have a search box included in their listing? Example: Google "php.net" and note that their listing has a search box included.

Turns out to be pretty simple to implement; weather Google pick up on, and choose to include it is a different story :-)

https://developers.google.com/structured-data/slsb-overview

In a post to the Official Google Blog on Feb 26th (2015), Google announced:

"Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results. Consequently, users will find it easier to get relevant, high quality search results that are optimized for their devices."

"Mobile Friendly" is now amongst the SEO algorithm mix along with Structured Data ("Rich Snippets").

Here are a list of useful tools/websites to help you check your current Mobile/Structured Data performance:

Original article: http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/02/26/google-will-rank-your-site-higher-if-its-mobile-friendly-starting-april-21/

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