Is my website mobile friendly?

The business case for developing your website to function on desktops, laptops, tablets and phones is a strong one, especially since Google has announced mobile search results will be influenced by the mobile-friendliness of a website.

Google have announced the 21st April this year as the date when they are going to start penalizing sites in mobile search, if they are not optimised for mobile devices

Google mobile friendly test

Just in case you’re wondering whether your website passes the test or not, try it out in this useful Google mobile friendly website checker tool. I’ve run the test on this site and show the result below, it’s really quick and easy to run the test and valuable to know what’s what, even if your site fails.

google mobile tool checker

If you get a negative result, don’t panic as there are some easy solutions for the issue, especially if you have a WordPress site. For example, if your theme is ‘responsive’ then it will resize itself according to the user’s device.

For other non-responsive, often older themes, you could install a Plugin that would provide the necessary functionality to render the site according to the type of device wishing to access.

Help with making your website mobile friendly

Not everyone uses WordPress, by any means, so Google are trying to make it as easy as possible to help those with websites based on other platforms. Read more about how to make your website mobile friendly

screenshot of google help page for mobile websites

If you’re really not at all technical and you’re getting a negative result in the Google mobile friendly test, don’t suddenly think you’ll have to get a new website. It may be a good idea to start thinking about it, if the project has been on the back-burner for some time, but otherwise get some advice from a your friendly website developer, or contact Website Wings for advice about how to make your website mobile-friendly.

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