Google is more than just a search engine, it powers a great portion of worlds internet. Recently, Google launched a new tool known as ‘Test My Site” that helps developers and people also how well a site works across mobile and desktop devices. However, it primary focus is on making the mobile web experience faster and friendly. There is no details about how the site works on a tablet but we can assume a tablet is near a mobile device so functionality on both mobile and tablet devices will be nearly identical.
The tool is product from the Think With Google team(a kind of research team at Google with new ideas), which inspects your website and gives back you data on how to best enhance your business online to attract, transform, and retain customers. The free service even provides an in-depth report on how to fix encountered problems.
All you need to do is just type in the URL for a homepage and it will return a score out of 100 for a total of 3 things
- mobile friendliness,
- mobile speed, and
- desktop speed.
Google most prominently highlighted statistics about how websites today need to be. Earlier Google stated that if the page doesn’t load on mobile within three seconds or less, customers are likely to leave. If a site isn’t easy to use, people find it harder to navigate thorough or smaller buttons to click on, then they are five times likely to leave as well.
Showing the problems and score out of 100, Google also tells you how you can fix those issues. It tests websites on following things and asks to fix if there are problems with any of them. The list is written next
- Minify CSS
- Minify HTML
- Reduce server response time
- Prioritize visible content
- Enable compression
- Leverage browser caching
- Optimize images
- Avoid landing page redirects
“On average, people check their phones more than 150 times a day, and more searches occur on mobile phones than computers. But if a potential customer is on a phone, and a site isn’t easy to use, they’re five times more likely to leave,” Google wrote in a blog post announcing the tool, which was created in partnership with digital agency Huge.
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