In the world of blogging, mobile has, over the past few years, become almost everything. What most people do not understand is that the majority of search queries that are being made across the globe today are coming from mobile devices. As a result, Search Engines, including Google, have adopted a stance where they penalize sites that are not mobile friendly with lower ranks on mobile search.
Make sure that you site is mobile friendly
That is the reason why it is so important for every blogger to make sure that their sites are mobile friendly. Simply put, should you run a website that only ranks well on desktop searches, you will be doing yourself a disservice by alienating a large chunk of your potential readers.
Google’s Mobile Friendly Test
So, how do you test your site’s mobile friendliness, so to speak? Are there tools out there that are designed to show whether or not a particular website is mobile friendly.
The good news is that Google provides you with an easy way through which you can test your site’s compatibility for mobile devices. The Google mobile friendly test is easy to use. To test your site’s mobile friendliness, all that you need to do is the following;
- Go to the Google Mobile friendly test website.
- Paste or type in your website’s URL
- Click on the “Run Test button.”
Running the mobile friendliness test
Google will now test your site’s mobile friendliness. As you can see in the screenshot below, our home page was found to be mobile friendly. It has to be said, however, that you also need to test out individual pages on your site to determine whether or not they are mobile friendly.
To discover your mobile friendliness status across your entire site, click on “Open sitewide mobile usability report,” under Additional resources. This takes you to Search Console where you are required to choose a property for which you wish to view the mobile friendly report. Once you have done that, a report for your site will now appear.
If you have not already signed up for Search Console, then you should do so immediate. Search console can be used free of charge, yet the amount of data that you get on your fingertips is indispensable to you as a webmaster. Feel free to consult the relevant sections on this website for more on how to make full use of Search Console.