Mobile Friendly Checklist

19 May 2016 | | Internet

It is necessary,  in today’s online world, to have a mobile friendly version of your website. The transition from users making a web search on a desktop to preferring to search on a mobile device is not a secret, and Google knows this.

There have been many changes in Google’s mobile ranking algorithm over the last year, with the biggest announcement being Mobilegeddon last April. Now Google have revisited their mobile algorithm to give websites, that are mobile friendly, even more of a boost in the search results.

If you want to make sure that your website is as mobile friendly as possible, please have a look at the checklist below to make sure you tick all the boxes.

No flash

Mobile browsers have, for a while now, shunned flash. They refuse to display any content written in flash, and desktop web browsers are soon going to follow.

How do you know if your website has flash?

If you hover your mouse over any animations/sliding images on your website and right click it will likely display whether that feature was written in flash.

Website Design

Make sure your website adjusts itself for the device it is being displayed on.

The menu, images, videos, text etc all need to be optimised for each screen the website is shown on.

Use large fonts

It goes without saying that websites, on mobile devices, need to use large fonts. Small fonts will not only annoy users but Google doesn’t like it either.

Try not to use too many different fonts and font sizes as this can make your layout look messy.

Links and Buttons

Mobile visitors need to be able to click on your links and buttons with ease.

Having small buttons, or buttons that are too close together, will not only frustrate users but Google will also penalise these pages.

 

The easiest way to check many of these problems is to use Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test tool. Simply add your website address, press “analyze” and Google will return any issues the website has on a mobile device.

If you would like help converting your website to be mobile friendly, or would like to redesign your website, please feel free to give Dental Design a call on 01202 677277.

 

Inspiration taken from Search Engine Watch

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