GOOGLE’S MOBILE-FRIENDLY TEST
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:
- Visit Google’s mobile-friendly test at https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly.
- Enter the url for your website. For example, mine is www.chrismcmullen.wordpress.com.
- Press the Analyze button. Cross your fingers. Wait patiently for the results.
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 If you’re using an outdated WordPress theme, that could be an issue.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If your website isn’t mobile-friendly and it’s not due to an outdated WordPress theme, try exploring the resources on Google’s mobile-friendly test page.
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Hey Chris, Thanks for that heads-up about being mobile-friendly 😉 I just checked and thankfully, my blog is Mo-Fri! Yay 😉
Congratulations. 🙂 Mo-fri should be a hashtag (if it isn’t already).
I passed the test too – good old WordPress!
That’s great. 🙂 I love WordPress.
Mobigeddon! Lol! I passed! Hooray!
Congratulations! 🙂 Passing always feels good.
Yes it does! 😃 And its one less thing to worry about. Thanks Wp!
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.
That might be worth checking out. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂
YEP, mine’s OK too 😀
To the relief of thousands who love their Storyreading Ape. 🙂
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
With so many people reading blogs, as well as books, on their mobile phones nowadays, this is a worthwhile test to carry out 😀
Maybe even apes. 🙂
Thanks so much, Chris. I am now mobile ready.
That’s good to hear. 🙂
I understand the theme I’ve chosen is as mobile friendly as can be. 🙂
Theme friendly. 🙂
At least I understand it to be. I think.
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) 🙂
Definitely, seeing your site on actual devices is best. 🙂
Thanks for this helpful information. 🙂
You’re welcome. 🙂