Mobile-Friendly + Website = Awesome!
Mobile-friendly and responsive website design best practices have been in effect for several years now, many brands have upgraded their websites to conform to this user demanded function. But for those of you who are unsure, use these 3 tools to test out whether your website and mobile devices will play nice. I suggest testing in all 3 tools to get a truer result.
All you do is enter your URL and click analyze. It will send back information about your images, text, links and more. It will also give you a view of what your site looks like on a mobile device if rendering correctly in the mobile test.
The W3C, also known as the World Wide Web Consortum, has its own mobile friendly test. The test results of this tool include a number of key mobile elements, the most helpful being the severity rating. This rates each problem item of the page in order of importance. A little more in-depth of a tool and best understood by those familiar with technical website components.
This tool is Amazing! A super simple mobile-friendly website checker that checks nearly every aspect of your mobile readiness. This tool checks your SEO, social media, blog content and optimization for mobile all laid out in an easy to read online report.
This Google Algorithm Update started rolling out in November 2014 when Google realized how frustrating an experience it was for users when encountering a non mobile-friendly landing page. If you haven’t been hit by the update yet just know it is coming. Make sure your site stands up to the recent ranking signal update by staying in front of your mobile audience and supplying them with a friendly mobile experience.
Starting April 21, 2015 Google will include mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal, which will affect all mobile searches world-wide, in all languages and have a huge effect on search results. You can read more about this ranking update on Google’s Webmaster Blog.
If after using these tools, you find your site just isn’t cutting it, call the Blizzard Internet Marketing Sales Team at 888.840.5893. We’ll assess your current site and let you know the options to make your site a mobile-friendly masterpiece!