It has been well documented for some time now that mobile is the future, and time goes by the percentage of people choosing mobile to browse the internet increases at a rapid rate. And it is those businesses who have not taken the this “mobile generation” seriously who are getting left behind.
Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?
This is most likely a question that you have ask yourself and your web designer before, but can you really base your answer on the word or your web designer or your own judgement? Probably not the wisest move. Fortuntately the powerhouse behind internet search, Google, have a tool to let you know if your website is mobile friendly in their eyes, and after all with Google taking the lions share of all searches in the UK at a whopping 90%, their eyes are probably the most important!
So, the first thing you need to do is take a trip to Google’s Mobile Friendly Test
Once there simply enter in the url of your website and let it do it’s thing. Within a few moments you should get your results.
Your results will give you three different scores for each of the following areas:
- Mobile Friendliness
- Mobile Speed
- Desktop Speed
The mobile friendliness score looks at the design of your website and how easy it is to use on a mobile screen. The main things to avoid are making the visitor zoom in to read content and making sure your links and buttons are big enough to allow people to tap them easily. The mobile and desktop speed looks deeper into your website and how it is coded and tests to see if you are following the best practices to make your website load as fast as possible.
Did you get a low score?
Not to worry, Google gives you a full report on the areas you can improve on, along with prioritising them into areas of high importance and low importance. Some things you may be able to do yourself if you have some technical knowledge, others you may need to ask for some help with.
If you’re looking to improve your mobile friendly score and would like us to help you please contact us