Is your website optimised for mobile? New Google tool Testmysite
Written by: Jerom
Today I'm going to tell you about a cool new tool developed by Google's team, called Testmysite. It measures your web velocity, telling you if it's responsive and how it the user experience.
Really, this tool uses technology from pagespeed insights, except that they've developed an interface that's much more user friendly in OnePage style with Parallax graphic technology. What's more, the tool gives you a general report on your site's status and you can download it for free.
Just like the Pagespeed tool, this one shows you three main aspects, measuring the mobile optimisation, the mobile download speed, and the desktop download speed. Each one has a grade from 1 - 100%.
If you look further, you'll see that the tool digs deeper into each of the three aspects. It gives you a brief explanation on the importance of a good user experience and the benefits of webs that have a good loading speed.
In each section, if you click on the link "View the details" a lightbox opens and gives you tips that you can implement in your site. Next to each point is a colour-coded icon that reflects the status of each aspect. Green is OK, yellow means it can be improved and red means you need to fix it soon. Furthermore, on the left side you have a button that lets you download the detailed report for free so that you can show it to your Webmaster.
In my opinion, the Google team hit the nail on the head with the design and simplicity of the web app, Testmysite. It's perfect for any user who wants to test their website and optimise it.
It's obvious that Google has a key interest in making the internet a better place for everyone. In fact, when we did the test for diligent, we found some things we need to improve. I've already downloaded my report so that David, our SEO specialist, can get to work on tweaking our site.
And what about you? Have you tried your site on Testmysite?
Until next time.
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