We are living in a world where everyone is on mobile and smartphone users are no longer considered exceptions. With the majority of web traffic coming from mobile users, and Google favoring websites that are responsive, having a mobile friendly website is crucial to growing your business’s digital strategy and avoid being penalized by Google’s search algorithms. Simply getting a website designed for your business doesn’t cut it anymore. You need to make sure your website is optimized and easily accessible for the ever-increasing mobile users.
(Note: “mobile users” not only include mobile phone browsers but also users that access your website from other devices such as tablets and iPads.)
Check if your website is mobile friendly
You can check your website’s mobile friendliness by running a quick test using this handy tool provided by Google. Simply enter your domain name onto the search field and click “Run Test.” If your website is mobile friendly, a message similar to “Page is mobile-friendly. This page is easy to use on a mobile device“ will be displayed.
What if your website is not mobile friendly?
If Google deems your website not mobile friendly, a message similar to “Page is not mobile friendly. This page can be difficult to use on a mobile device“ will be displayed along with potential issues that needs fixing. While these issues are good indicators, they are generic in description and will need to be looked into by a professional.
If you have a website that does not meet the mobile standards set out by Google, take use of our free consultation and talk to us about getting your website up to date!