04 January 2015

Is Your Website Mobile-Friendly? The Google Guide

We [Google] are also experimenting with using the mobile-friendly criteria as a ranking signal" (source infra)

Google Webmaster: Helping users find mobile-friendly pages: "A page is eligible for the “mobile-friendly” label if it meets the following criteria as detected by Googlebot:
  • Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
  • Uses text that is readable without zooming
  • Sizes content to the screen so users don't have to scroll horizontally or zoom
  • Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped
If you want to make sure that your page meets the mobile-friendly criteria check your pages with the Mobile-Friendly Test

Read Webmasters Mobile Guide on how to create and improve your mobile-friendly site

See the Mobile usability report in Google Webmaster Tools, which highlights major mobile usability issues across your entire site, not just one page

Check out how-to guide for third-party software like WordPress or Joomla, in order to migrate your website hosted on a CMS (Content Management System) to use a mobile-friendly template

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