It’s not always easy to determine if your website is convenient for mobile users. Luckily, there are several tools you can use to test your website and find out what aspects of your site need fixing. These tools will help you please your users, keep your site on Google’s mobile search results, and ferret out any technical issues.
Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test
This test is more focused on how the Google algorithm will see the website. This can provide critical feedback for your SEO. But it also determines if your website is mobile friendly. If your site passes the test, then your good to go. But if your site fails the test, it will let you know what needs to be fixed. The most common reasons for failing the test include the content being wider than the screen, or links that are too close together. This is Google’s official tool that determines what sites are mobile friendly, sites that fail the test get pushed down the mobile search results.
Google’s PageSpeed Insights
This tool isn’t specifically designed for testing mobile sites but can be used to do so. PageSpeed Insights provides you with a lot of information, including images of what your site will look like on both desktop and mobile. As well as the speed scores for both formats. This tool will also provide suggestions on what aspects of your site need to be fixed and which parts are already good.
Keynote MITE is an Amazon-based tool that runs and analyzes websites on multiple devices. This was the company Google selected to run their first mobile testing site, so they’re quite reliable.
BrowserStack provides you with screenshots of what your site looks like on various devices. But since it must load the site on each device, it can be a little slow. BrowserStack is also a paid service.
W3C’s MobileOK Checker
The MobileOK Checker test’s the website’s code to detect any web standard errors, graphics errors, resource sizes, and HTTP errors. It also checks if pop-ups are detected, if the SSL certificate is valid, and other aspects of website functionality. The tool will then provide suggestions on what needs to be changed.
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