3 Simple to use Google Tools to test your website
Google tools – Test your business website
There are several online Google tools out there to help you test your website before or after goes live.
Try these 3 easy to use Google Tools to check up on your website developer. Check your website for its responsiveness, speed as well as SEO implementation.
Is your website mobile friendly?
How fast is your website?
Test your website SEO!
Is your website mobile & tablet responsive?
Why it is important for your website to show correctly on different devices?
Let Google check your website and determine if your website is mobile friendly.
Did you know that the desktop web browsing has been well and truly overtaken by mobile devices as the first choice for internet users. This is not surprising to most of us. We love our smartphones and tablets and often use them all day long.
We want to be able check our emails, messages, social media, we shop as well as watch movies, listen to podcasts, radio and interviews on our mobiles & tablets. Why wouldn’t we. It’s convenient, instant and safe.
But what does it actually mean to have your website designed responsively?
Basically, you want to be able to see your website in a correct format regardless of the screen size you are using to view it.
Weather visiting your website on your TV, smartphone, tablet or game consoles, your website should adjust accordingly and display the correct version appropriate for that device.
Google is built for users and that is why Google is favouring responsive websites.
If your website is not responsive it is time for an upgrade. Here are a few things that a mobile friendly design will improve for you:
1. Site Usability
Easy to read and navigate throughout. This is probably one of the most important aspects for a user friendly experience on your website. Responsive website designs will improve users overall experience which will lead to a greater time spend on your site. Google measure time spent as one of the factors when evaluating your website. Your bounce rate (This represents the percentage of visitors who enter the site and then leave rather than continuing to view other pages within the same site) will also improve.
2. Increased Traffic From Mobile Users
This probably doesn’t need any further explanation. The mobile friendly website will have your mobile users coming to your site and increasing your website traffic.
3. Improves Your SEO Efforts
D. Easy Social Sharing
Makes it easier for users to share and link to your content with a single URL.
E. Increase speed of your website
In conclusion, having a responsive website can save you lots of money, maintenance time and also help you to convert and retain more clients in the long run.
Find out The loading time of your business website
Measure the Performance of your business website
Try Google PageSpeed Insight to measure the performance of a website page, it will conduct a test on both mobile and desktop devices. As always Google is all about the user experience. After you run the Speed Test Google will provide you with recommendations on how to increase the performance of your website page. Some of the recommendations are quite technical but it will give you an indication on how fast your website loads and if there is room for improvement.
You can read more about the latest update to Google Algorithm called July 2018 Google Speed Update. Google explains why it is important for website to load fast on mobiles as well as the importance of speed tests.
Test your website SEO with Google Tool
We often hear about on-site seo, find out how well is your website optimised
If you are wondering how well your website developer did in regard to conducting initial SEO on your website before it went live, insert your website url and let Google give you some idea on your website SEO.
Each page should be optimised for different keywords, starting with Title Tag & leveraging SEO-friendly URL, creating informative meta description, adding headings and subheadings, optimising images and videos as well as adding internal and external links. I recommend you check your website SEO with this easy to use Google tool and if there is a room for improvement, go ahead and make changes.
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