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Mobility is still important

Mobility is still important

 Tuesday, May 17, 2016 |  Views:1,542 |  Posted by: John Marx |  Reading Time: 3 Minutes, 14 Seconds |  Article Tags: 

In November of 2014 Google came out with a mobile site check and validation tool. Many businesses scrambled to get their business website mobile aware. Many still two years later fail at mobility in many ways. This week Google released an updated Mobile Friendly Testing tool. This updated tool allows for greater growth, shows blocked files, and better explains where faults might lie.

Where is the new tool located?

We'll start everyone off with the location of the new tool as we know that is why you are here and that you want to know what is working, what isn't, and what you might need to fix on your business website. You can access the new tool at https://search.google.com/search-console/mobile-friendly.

What has changed in the new tool?

There is a lot that is changed but there are more items coming and we will do our best here to outline them for you.

Cleaner Design

As the internet progresses and Google continues its rebranding process with its logo and updated color palette the new layout of the new mobility checker brings a new improved look-and-feel to the entire tool.

Faster

Google is always touting how important speed is and this new tool is no slouch. It is fast in finding results and giving you feedback quickly.

Blocked information

Better Results

With the new tool you will be shown a list of blocked resources. These resources you can expand and see why an item is truly blocked. In the case of our site it's due to our MailChimp integration. This doesn't affect the mobility of our site but something we should be aware of.

Security

The old mobile checker used https as Google continues to state how important security is to a website. With this latest update https security is still important. It is important to have security on your website as even if you are not taking money there is nothing preventing your customers from sending credit card information, private information, or sensitive information through any contact form on your website.

Future Growth

The new tool is a more modular style of design that looking at the overall interface shows that they have plenty of room for new validation checks as well as providing additional feedback so that we can make the entire Internet a more mobile friendly place.

What about the old mobile checker?

It's still there. Although we are no longer going to use it in favor of the new and updated version as it allows us a lot more control and valuable information than the old.

Conclusion

Mobile is important as more and more people get online with their smart phone and tablet devices. Don't be left behind not knowing what is working and what is not working for you. Take a test of the new Google mobility checker and see where you stand. Did you pass? Awesome. Did you check EVERY page of your website or just your home page? Many web developers we've found make certain your home page passes to let you know you've received a mobile site but the rest of your site may fail or falter. With our monthly maintenance plans for our customers we check every page of their website for mobility. Whether it is just a few pages, hundreds, or even thousands of pages. We check them all. Your website is your first impression to many customers and a returning platform for your returning customers. Make it do you proud by having it work on all devices. If you need help in finding out let the entire team at JM2 Webdesigners in Valparaiso (Valpo) Indiana help your business grow and succeed online. You can reach us at 855-456-2669, email at sales@jm2marketing.com, or use our online contact form here.

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John has been an entrepreneur and pusher of all things “normal”. He was brought up where a handshake is as good as any word and even more important than any legal speak. John believes in giving back and giving people more than they expect. This is the foundation and basis of JM2 Webdesigners & Marketing. The prices will shock you, the amount you get will shock you even more, and the skills his entire team brings will completely amaze. He has built a team of experts that are talented, young, and efficient. Each one has the characteristics of the company in wanting to see a small business grow and each one goes above, and beyond which makes John beyond proud of them.

So why is John considered the “Code Ninja”. It’s isn’t because people fear ninja’s (they should). They will fight until their last breath defending, achieving the mission, and helping (in this case small businesses). John believes in very surgical strikes to help a business grow using agile methods that change rapidly, in ways people don’t expect, and with a relentless passion to achieve greatness.

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