In February 2015 Google posted an article on their Webmaster Central blog entitled "Finding more mobile-friendly search results". The article describes how Google will adapt its search algorithms to find more relevant information for mobile-friendly sites. In fact Google will be expanding its use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal for mobile searches.
2 out of 5 local business owners believe their business does not need a website 9 out of 10 consumers move between devices to accomplish a goal, whether that's on smartphones, desktops, laptops, tablets, or TV. 3 out of 5 consumers search for local businesses from their smartphone. 24.8% of local businesses that have a website 85% of consumers that use the internet to find local businesses 91% of consumers that find what they are looking for when using a search engine. 75% of customers that never scroll past the first page of search results.
What is Responsive Web Design?
Simply put it's a web design approach that allows your website to re-size and re-shape to provide an optimal viewing experience for your customer. This means your website will render perfectly no matter the device a person uses. This also means you do not have to design and create a separate website for each device you want your site to work on.