Google launches a new tool to tests your website mobile-friendliness

Google launches a business-friendly tool to tests your website mobile-friendliness and page speed for desktop and mobile all in one place. This tool makes it easier for small businesses to test their sites, as opposed to going to the specific mobile-friendly testing tool and/or page speed testing tool.

You can also get a detailed report to give you an idea of what to do next, and where to go for help at no charge. You can share this report with your webmaster as well to help you plan your next steps and implement suggested fixes.

tool to tests your website mobile-friendliness
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Google will now give you a 0 out of a 100 score for how mobile-friendly your website is, as opposed to if it is mobile-friendly or not.

Once you scroll down, you get more details. Like how to make your site more mobile-friendly? Or faster on the desktop or mobile browsers.

How to read scores

Mobile-friendliness: This is the quality of the experience customers have when they’re browsing your site on their phones. To be mobile-friendly, your site should have tappable buttons, be easy to navigate from a small screen, and have the most important information up front and center.

Mobile speed: This is how long it takes your site to load on mobile devices. If customers are kept waiting for too long, they’ll move on to the next site.

Desktop speed: This is how long it takes your site to load on desktop computers. It’s not just the strength of your customers’ web connection that determines speed, but also the elements of your website.

Test your site and find out what’s working, what’s not, and which fixes to consider.

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