Are you trying to determine if your website is mobile friendly?
We’ve compiled a list of mobile friendly website tester sites and tools that can help you determine:
- if your website is mobile responsive/mobile friendly
- show you what you can do to speed up your site on mobile
- figure out your next steps
Remember, just because a site shows up on your phone or tablet, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s mobile friendly.
What does it mean that a website is mobile friendly?
Mobile friendly means a site loads very, very quickly. It’s so quick that page load times are measured in milliseconds.
The more milliseconds you can shave off the load time of your website, the higher your score will be with Google – which ultimately really helps your page rank in the search engine results.
Top 2 Mobile Friendly Website Tester Sites and Tools
This site should most definitely be your first stop – it is made by Google after all!
Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test site is super easy to use – simply input your domain address. Doesn’t matter if you use the “http/https://” part of the URL or not as long as you use the domain and the extension (.com, .net, etc.).
When you run this test, it will tell you definitively how Google sees your site.
If it is mobile friendly it will give you a huge green “Page is mobile friendly” sign.
Now if it is not, don’t panic. Google will then give you a list of errors you can correct.
Even if your site comes back positive for being mobile friendly, Google will still give you a list of improvements you can make (see image).
Once you have your site up and running, this tool is invaluable. PageSpeed Insights take an average site and shows you exactly how to make it better – and by make it better I mean make it load faster.
Why does this matter to mobile?
Of all the mobile friendly website tester tools, this one will show you in detail where your problems lie.
For example it will:
- when the first meaningful paint of the site (when the user can actually see the site) happens
- if your images are optimized sufficiently
If you have a WordPress site, some of the drop downs will even make suggestions about the type of plugin or next action you should take specifically for WordPress to make your site function better.
Remember, it’s in Google’s best interest to help sites perform their best so they can provide their customers (the searchers) with the best, and fastest, information.
But perhaps the best part about PageSpeed Insights is that it will show you how your site performs on mobile and on desktop.
Quite often you’ll get vastly different results for each category, so it’s important to respect both and follow their improvement suggestions.