How mobile friendly is your website? Test now available
With mobile devices being used more and more to access the Web it is very important that our sites are mobile friendly. Fortunately there is a way to test your site to give you the information you need and will lead you to discovering any corrective measures required.
The 3 areas that are up for testing are:-
Mobile Friendliness Score
Mobile Phone Speed Score
Desk Top and Laptop Speed Score
Some notes for you before starting
To see your site scores in succession, just scroll through using the orange down arrow at the end of each report.
Ignore the See What To Fix and Get My Free Report buttons on your first run through. Using them at this stage, takes you on a new route that could be confusing during your first try out.
Make a note of your initial scores as you go along .... You will want to see how they improve / compare later. When you eventually use the 'See What To Fix' facility you will be able to view areas of your site that require attention.
I am afraid you have to repeat the testing of your site for each item you wish to investigate in order to explore the 'See What To Fix' button in every case. It's a bit of a drag, but still an important exercise, and maybe you will only be really interested in the first score concerning friendliness?
Below are the instructions on how to use the service, and some screen shots of what are the resulting outcomes. Rather naughtily I thought I would test the wealthyaffiliate.com site to illustrate how things proceed.
You will see similar messages to those shown in my partial screen shots when you test your own site.
Let's get to it!
1. To test your site go to testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com
2. Type your site's web address (don't include www) into the box, and then press the blue Test Now button.
3. The first report gives your site's Mobile Friendliness Score
4. Remember to ignore the See What To Fix and Get My Free Report for now
(Below is the score I obtained for WA's Mobile Friendliness....pretty outstanding!)
5. Next use the orange down arrow to bring up the score for Mobile Phone Speed
(Here is the WA score given for this item)
(That's not so good for WA. Seems Google are hard to please. Maybe yours will be better?)
6. Use the orange arrow button again to view the Desk Top & Lap Top Speed
7. Scrolling down from this screen, via the yellow down arrow, (not shown above) brings up a summary similar to that below.
Note the 'See What To Fix' option appeared in both the lower score screens
If any of the 3 scores for a site are low, then clicking on ''See What To Fix' takes you to a new screen, wherein possible corrective measures are suggested / listed with an associated traffic light system ...This shows the degree of attention needed. An example is shown below for the WA Mobile Speed score of 73.
8. Clicking on the blue box GET MY FREE REPORT brings up the following:
You can explore this should you wish to do so.
I got higher scores for WA on a second test run about day later, so that is a very interesting result, and something you might care to bear in mind.
Navigation might appear tricky from my amateurish attempt to describe this here, but I am sure you will soon become adept using testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com
I would be interested in your comments and views on the test site, once you have tried it out for yourself.
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