The Mobile Friendly Factor : How Nice is Your Website?

The Mobile Friendly Factor : How Nice is Your Website?

Mobile-Responsiveness matters more for your website than ever.

According to the latest tech research, and as diagrammed below by a Morgan Stanley survey, mobile internet users have officially exceeded desktop users.

graph of how many website users on mobile v. desktop

This is huge.  It means that more people are looking at your website on a phone or tablet than on a laptop.

So, how does your site look?

Have you ever visited a website containing terribly tiny text you have to zoom in on, then scroll left and right to read? You try to click on the menu links, but your finger’s too freaking big and you end up on the wrong page? Yeah! It’s SO annoying. And, Google recognizes that struggle.

Responsiveness matters for good search engine results.

Google places higher emphasis on websites that are mobile responsive. Google wants to make sure that you have the best online experience.  Having a site that immediately adjusts to the smaller screens and various uses of mobile devices ensures that.

What do I do to make my site mobile friendly?

If you’ve been a client of ours in the last few years, you might be all good. Simply check by visiting Google’s Mobile Friendly Test Tool.

If you pass, you’re good to go! If you don’t, you’ll need to consider your options about transferring or re-doing your website.  (Don’t go the plug in route.  There’s no real substitute or shortcut for a truly responsive design.)

All of the websites designed by us at Novel Website Design are responsive because they’re built that way.  We’ve been doing that for about two years now. Having your site be workable, effective and gorgeous on all platforms is very important to us!

If you want to get a free 5 minute, personalized screencast review of your website’s mobile friendliness factor, contact us here and we’ll get back to you quickly.

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