How to check if your website is mobile friendly
Did you know that 2.3 Billion people use Smartphone/mobile devices to communicate, and source for information online?
Did you also know that if your website is not mobile friendly, it might obstruct your website’s conversion rate resulting in massive loss of customers?
As a matter of fact, to show how important it is, Google announced as far back as 2016 that mobile friendliness is now an important SEO factor that determines how a website is ranked in Google search result page (Click here and here to discover how to make your website rank no.1 in Google).
So the question is, how do you check if your website is mobile friendly?
Answer – Browse with a mobile phone, right? So obvious! BUT it’s not.
Read on and I will show you 4 effective ways to truly check if your website is mobile friendly or not. They are very easy tests you can perform right away.
Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test
The mobile friendly test helps you to know how compactible your website is with mobile phone.
It also educates you more about how google will see your website rather than your mobile phone subscribers.
The mobile test will show you a green page that reads “page is mobile friendly” if it passes the test.
But if it does not pass the test, the message will be written in red “this page is not friendly.”
It doesn’t end there, it will give reason why your website did not pass the test.
To get started,
Click here to run the mobile friendly test.
This is a step further than what Google Mobile-friendly test can do for you!
This desktop tool helps to examine and upgrade the mobile phone performance of your website.
MITE gives you access to over 2,200 emulated devices and 12,000 device profiles on your desktop
The mobile internet testing environment provides a graphical presentation that allows you to analyze the performance of every object on your website.
So what it does is to check how compactible your website tools and objects work with your mobile devices.
Now this is how it works in 2 simple steps.
Step 1: Go to browsing section; enter the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website you want to check,
Step 2: Select any mobile device you want to check, upon your selection, MITE will display how the page looks with that device. It will reveal everything and finally score the web page.
This web based tool actually is one of the easiest tools to use to check if your website is mobile friendly.
To use it, all you have to do is
- Visit mobiletest.me
- Select the type of mobile device you want to test with
- Just enter the url of your website and click Go
And you are good to go!
Google’s PageSpeed Insights
This tool is not specifically meant to check mobile friendliness of a website. Rather, it is created to measure page load speed
This tool does analysis on a web page, then give feedback or suggestions on how to boost your website page speed.
Google’s page insight helps you to confirm if your site is good and has really applied the best practices that can deliver a good mobile user experience for your visitors.
It tells you if the sight needs more work. That is whether something is still missing, like the web optimization. If your page is not optimized of course your user experience will definitely be slow.
In fact google pagespeed insight will also display screenshots of how your website looks like on mobile phones and desktop computers respectively and the speed scores of both.
In addition to speed scores, it gives detailed information about what you should fix, what you should consider fixing, and the things you’ve already done correctly.
Nevertheless, there are other means you can use to check the friendliness of your website to mobile device such as, Google gomometer, Browserstack, W3C’s MobileOK Checker etc.
However, the above listed points will give you the answer you desire.