Did you know mobile unfriendly website will suffer in Google search result starting this April? Google’s announcement on mobile friendliness as a ranking factor is not unexpected seeing the rise of mobile usage. This only means shoppers will have quicker access to search result that are optimised for their devices.
So, what are the best practices for creating mobile friendly websites
- Use to-the-point text.
- Avoid unnecessary images, and compress those that are already there
- Design mobile friendly forms, exclude unnecessary fields for mobiles
- Design mobile friendly menus
- Maintain clear back and home buttons
Ready to check your website’s mobile friendliness ?
This tool allows you to find out if the pages are mobile friendly and explore technical details: Mobile-Friendliness check. Here another tool, “Mobile Usability Report” in you Webmaster account to get a full list of mobile usability issues across your site. I don’t understand much technicality myself and I use these tools to highlight issues to my web developer and I hope this post helped you to give you basic understanding. Initiate some action today !