These days, mobile web searches are significantly increasing so it’s extremely important to have a mobile website that functions efficiently on smartphones.
It’s very important to create a mobile-friendly website that looks like the image below on the right. Information is more accessible and at the touch of a button rather than having to pinch and zoom in on a small screen to find what you are looking for.
Google’s new mobile-friendly tool provides 3 different scores for your website:
- Overall mobile-friendliness score
- Mobile page speed score
- Desktop page speed score
The overall mobile-friendliness score is now ranked on a scale from 0 to 100 instead of simply saying if your website is mobile-friendly or if it isn’t.
Along with receiving this overall score, you now have the option to receive an email with a detailed report. This report gives suggestions on what should be improved and what you can consider improving to get higher mobile-friendly scores across the board.
This new tool is even more user friendly and provides more information about the mobile-friendliness score.
Google Mobile-Friendly Tool
You can find this new tool here: https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com/
Simply enter your Website’s URL, and receive the 3 scores.
Then, you can scroll down and get more details on each of these scores and what you can fix so the scores improve.
So what is mobile-friendliness? This is the experience users have when they visit your website on their smartphone. Is the relevant and most important information easy to access and find?
How is your website’s mobile speed? Does the time it takes to load the website on a smartphone take longer than you’d like? It’s important to have fast mobile speed because 9 out of 10 users will leave your site if it takes too long to load.
Your website’s desktop speed is important too. The longer it takes, the less willing users are to stay on your site. Check your internet connection but also the elements of your website to see if they are a factor in the desktop speed.
What are you waiting for? Test your website’s mobile-friendly score today!