So, do you think that your site is ready to be a mobile friendly one?  Google might be able to  help you figure it out by releasing a new tool to help find out if your site qualifies for Google’s new mobile-friendly labels.

If you’re interesting, you can find the tool at google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly, and basically, the site gives you a pass or fail grade.

There is a variety of different messages that the site will generate when you place a site link into the tool and let it analyze it.

  • Awesome!  This page is mobile-friendly
  • Not mobile-friendly

As you can tell from the two points above, the tool will tell you if the site you enter is mobile-friendly or not.  Google may or may not gibe more or less advice depending on the site, especially if it isn’t mobile friendly.

Some messages that I’ve been able to generate when not mobile friendly are as follows:

  • Text too small to read
  • Links too close together
  • Mobile viewport not set
  • Content wider than screen

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Here is a site that seemed to get no additional feedback from the tool, outside that it is mobile friendly:

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Now, here is a site that isn’t mobile-friendly and Google explains to you what issues were included:

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To try out the tool, go to google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly.

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