Google Launches Mobile Friendly Test Tool to check mobile site issues

Google’s new mobile-friendly testing tool tells you if your site passes or fails the mobile test, showing new efforts to encourage webmasters to ensure their web sites are mobile-friendly.

Previous to that, some days back, Google also announced the launch of Mobile friendly lable’s shown in the mobile version of website search, when you search your website in mobile from Google.

Here is screenshot of the tool :

Mobile-friendly-test-Google-webmaster-TechBlogCorner-1I then tested a site that I know what not mobile-friendly and Google explained what the issues were including (a) text too small to read, (b) mobile viewport not set and (c) links too close together. Here is a screen shot of that output:

Google officially states this on their website blog as :

This change will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks. 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:

 

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You can use this tool here :  https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

 

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