Google has finally released Mobile-Friendly Test API for webmasters. This is most demanded feature, that webmasters were looking since the launch of mobile friendly label in search result.
The Mobile-Friendly Test API lets you test URLs using automated tools. For example, you could use it to monitor important pages in your website to prevent accidental regressions in templates that you use.
The Mobile-Friendly Test API method runs all tests. Returns the same information. Including a list of the blocked URLs – as the manual test. The documentation includes simple samples to help get you started quickly.
Here is a sample output of the API results.
The test results currently supports following results.
- MOBILE_FRIENDLY_RULE_UNSPECIFIED: Unknown rule. No description for the broken rule.
- USES_INCOMPATIBLE_PLUGINS: Plugins incompatible with mobile devices are being used.
- CONFIGURE_VIEWPORT Viewport is not specified using the meta viewport tag.
- FIXED_WIDTH_VIEWPORT viewport defined to a fixed width.
- SIZE_CONTENT_TO_VIEWPORT Content not sized to viewport.
- USE_LEGIBLE_FONT_SIZES Font size is too small for easy reading on a small screen.
- TAP_TARGETS_TOO_CLOSE Touch elements are too close to each other.
We know the importance of mobile friendliness. It is one of the most important SEO trends in 2017. Google has given enough signs that mobile friendliness is critical for your website. For example, Mobilegeddon, mobile-first index, mobile friendliness warning, and so on.
So, If you still don’t have a mobile friendly website, Mobile-Friendly Test API is another reason to make one now. This proves Google is serious about mobile friendliness of your website.