How to Test if Website / URL is Mobile Friendly

Google has a web page at https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly that analyzes a URL and reports if the web page at that url has a mobile-friendly design.

If the url / web page fails this test and/or has resource problems Google has resources telling you what you need to do to make your site mobile friendly. (Although you may need to be fairly technical to understand these instructions.)

Mobile Friendly Website Test

Responsive Web Design is Key

  • Responsive web design is where the website layout changes (in a fluid like manner) based on the size and capabilities of the device used to view the website.
  • For example, on a phone, users would see content shown in a single column view; where a laptop might show the same content in multiple columns.
  • Applying responsive web design practices to your current unresponsive website structure may be expensive and/or time consuming.
  • You may need to explore having your website redesigned using “responsive” web design practices.