When was the last time you searched for something using your cellphone? Chances are, it wasn’t very long ago. Today, thousands upon thousands of mobile searches are performed every minute, and by 2017, it’s estimated that 63.4% of people with a cellphone will access online content through their device. Plus, according to Google’s blog from May of 2015, more Google searches are conducted on mobile devices than on computers in 10 countries, the U.S. included.
Since more and more people are searching for websites on mobile devices, you need to make sure your mobile website is doing its job. This is important for two main reasons:
- Your customers’ mobile experience hinges on how good your website looks, as well as their ability to glean information from it.
- Google will either reward or penalize your website, depending on how it looks when people search for it using a mobile device.
So how exactly do you check whether your website is mobile-friendly? The nice thing is that it’s a simple process. All you have to do is type in your URL on Google’s mobile-friendly test page. After you do this, Google will let you know whether your site is mobile-friendly and give you tips for making improvements. This tool will also give you a quick overview of what your site looks like on a mobile device.
Another good thing to do is to check your mobile website on QuirkTools’ Screenfly tester. Using this tool, you can get a better feel for what your website looks like on different mobile devices, from tablets to the Samsung Galaxy X2 and more.
If you’re still on the fence about whether you should take time to make sure your website is mobile-friendly, ask yourself whether you’d want to do business with a company that makes it hard for you to get information. You should also remember that creating a mobile website is a simple process, and we’re here to help you with it.
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