User experience is everything. Your content is awesome but your site architecture, load speed, and responsiveness are bad. Then you fail. The majority of the time you don’t know the problem. So it is important that first you know the problem. Once you find out the problem, the next step is to find solutions. You can test your site through various paid & available tools in web place. But here I am informing you that Google has launched an ultra-simple tool to test your website. The new website testing tool (available at testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com) is simple for anyone to use – you don’t have to be technical. You just type in your website address, and then the tool will score your site. It will also offer a more detailed report that makes suggestions on things that you need to fix, which you could pass on to whoever runs your website, if not yourself.
Google today already offers a number of testing tools for websites, including PageSpeed Tools, PageSpeed Insights, and its Mobile-Friendly Test, which is focused on the site’s design. However, most of its earlier tools are aimed at developers, site designers, and other more technical users. The new testing tool is instead targeting the business owners themselves, who may not have known about these tools’ existence, or didn’t understand their output.
Here I tested my blog and site speed on Mobile device is quite sad. Below suggestions are given to me by this tool.
- Leverage browser caching
- Prioritize visible content
- Optimize images
- Minify CSS
I have to learn and then implement solution for these problems.
Overall this tool is good. Here you can find google resources and suggestions for best practices.
We are no longer living in a world where smartphone users can be considered the exceptions. And today’s statistics are only half the story. These numbers will be even more skewed towards mobile in the future. Simply put, you NEED to be thinking mobile, because EVERYONE is on mobile.