How do you know if your website is Mobile-Friendly?

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As of Tuesday, April 21, 2015, mobile search results on Google favor mobile-friendly websites.

Do you want to know if your WordPress (or other) website is mobile-friendly?

Google has a simple test for this:

If Google says, “Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly,” you’re in good shape. Congratulations! You should buy a t-shirt that says, “I survived Mobigeddon!”

Most WordPress blogs are probably mobile-friendly. If you’re using an outdated WordPress theme, that could be an issue. If so, check out this WordPress article.

If your website isn’t mobile-friendly and it’s not due to an outdated WordPress theme, try exploring the resources on Google’s mobile-friendly test page.

Chris McMullen

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23 comments on “How do you know if your website is Mobile-Friendly?

  1. Excellent info; I didn’t know that!

    As my day job is in web development, I’ve downloaded a free software called Opera Mobile Emulator. It allows you to see your website as it appears on a wide range of cell phones, tablets and resolutions.

  2. WordPress makes it easy to test to see if your page works on all devices. But the best way of testing is to actually have a range of devices. We have two laptops, three different tablets, two Samsung S5 phones with Android and a large flat screen TV with Internet. My sites all work on all these devices. But this is good information and something not everyone thinks about. (copy of response on SRA page) πŸ™‚

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