In case you haven’t heard, Google began favouring mobile friendly websites in their search results for searches done from smartphones as of April 21, 2015.
Why? Google is doing this because more people are now doing searches from their smartphones and Google wants to give them search results of websites that display well on smartphones (i.e. are mobile friendly).
Google made this announcement sometime ago to tell webmasters to make sure their websites are mobile friendly by this date.
So, if you’re not sure whether your website is mobile friendly, you should view your website on your smartphone asap. Is your website easy to read and navigate on a smartphone? If it isn’t, read on…
Website Analyzer Tool
I just recently added a website analyzer tool to this website. One of the things it does is it confirms whether your website is mobile friendly.
It also tests your website on thirteen other criteria from your domain authority to your image alt tags. This tool (opens in a new window) is free to use.
Website Analyzer Tool and SEO
Most of the criteria the tools tests your website on has to do with on site search engine optimization (SEO) for the search engines, especially Google’s, the most popular search engine of all.
The tool scores your website on a ten point scale on each of the fourteen criteria. You can then identify what fixing your website needs, if anything, for a given criteria. It also gives you an overall total performance score for your website.
In addition, the tool has an educational part to it. It links to authority sites for each criteria so that you can read up on a given criteria and learn the role that criteria plays on your website.
Example Website Tool Analyzer Report
Here’s an example report produced for a real website entered into the tool (We have blurred some aspects of the report though to hide them from this site’s competitors.) so you can see each of the criteria the tool reports on:
Finally, here’s Google’s official tool (opens in a new window) to confirm whether your website is mobile friendliness in Google’s eyes as a double-check.
If you have any concerns on the mobile friendliness of your website or any aspect of your site raised by the report, feel free to contact us below. We’ll be glad to see if we can help you out.
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