Google's new user-friendly tool should make it easier for small businesses to see how their sites rank in terms of being mobile-friendly and fast.
Today, Google is launching a new website check tool aimed at helping business owners determine how their website performs on the mobile website, including on both smartphones and tables. Given that mobile searches surpassed desktop search for the first time last fall, it’s critical for website owners – but also for Google – that the sites showing up in search results are accessible, functional and performance.
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 whomever runs your website, if not yourself.