Mobile, mobile and mobile…. To be honest, this is the future and a major portion of internet traffic is coming from mobile devices. It is a no-brainier that now Google is also encouraging the webmasters to make their websites mobile-friendly. Recently, Google has also started showing mobile-friendly label in mobile SERPs which is an indication that Google is really serious about it.
Recently, they have also introduced a Mobile-Friendly Test which scans your website and tells if it is compatible with mobile devices or not.
I tested umeraslam.com and this is what I got:
How it works?
- Enter your website url in the space provided and press “Analyze”.
- It will take anywhere from 4-5 seconds to up to 20 seconds.
- If your site is mobile friendly, you will see this message: “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly.” You will also be able to see a preview of your site on mobile.
If you are using WordPress, then it is really easy to find a free responsive theme. Make sure you convert your non-responsive website into a responsive one because Google is really serious about this matter. In case your website is still not mobile-friendly, it will loose its natural rankings in mobile serps.
Besides this test by Google, there is also another tool made by W3C . You can check it out at: http://validator.w3.org/mobile/. It takes a little more time as compared to Google but will provide a very comprehensive reports on errors.