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Mobile is everywhere, and more than 50% of Google Search comes from Mobile devices. Look at the below smartphone users' growth stats.
Are you prepared for your website to serve on mobile devices? Serving the mobile version of your site is essential, and there is a reason for that.
Mobile network speed (2G/3G/4G/5G) is not as faster as broadband/fiber internet. So, the web page may load quicker on a desktop but slower on mobile devices. You got to ensure your website is mobile-friendly, responsive, and serve the mobile version of the webpage.
As Google says:
- People are five times more likely to leave a mobile site if it’s not user-friendly.
- Around half of visitors will leave if a page doesn’t load within 3 seconds.
You may consider the following to optimize your web page for mobile users.
Go responsive – having your web page responsive to ensure page elements like a smaller image are served to reduce the overall page size, and page outlet are fitted to the device size/resolution for better user experience.
Make Mobile-Friendly – it’s a must. Google considers this in their search ranking so ensure the web page is designed to fit the mobile.
Now, it’s tool showcase time.
Uptrends let you test your sites on multiple mobile devices (Apple, Google, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Amazon Kindle) and show the results instantly.
You can select to test from Asia, Europe, and North America. Also, got an option to choose the speed between native to 2G/3G/4G simulation.
Website Audit by Geekflare lets you test the website on mobile. The tool is powered by Google Lighthouse, and it tests more than 50 essential metrics in performance, SEO, and security.
Some of the metrics are as below.
- Responsive waterfall requests
- Time is taken to load
- Time to first byte
- Page size
- First contentful paint
- Full page screenshot
And a lot more…
GTmetrix is one of the most popular web page performance testing tools for a desktop. However, if you do free registration, you will be able to test from Mobile using the Chrome browser.
Currently, testing from the mobile browser is available only from Canada in free registration.
You get all the performance metrics that you get using a Desktop browser.
- PageSpeed/YSlow test score
- Time is taken to load
- Page size
- Number of HTTP requests
- Waterfall graph
If you don’t mind doing a free registration, then GTmetrix will be useful to get actionable testing results.
Dotcom-Monitor got one of the largest numbers of the location to choose a test from. You can select to test from up-to 24 locations worldwide.
Dotcom-Monitor supports multiple clients:
- Nokia Lumia
Once a test is done, you can see the average test results or view a waterfall for each location.
Each performance report contains a summary, performance breakdown, request charts, host details, and error, if any. It looks very promising, and I just love it.
Think with Google
Google is known for its feature-rich products and services, and one such example is the Test My Site service. It is a handy tool to test your website’s speed on mobile devices, and I’d say it does a fair work when it comes to the results. It shows your loading time along with a rating that states whether the time taken is fast or slow. Moreover, down below, you can see what’s causing your website to slow down and the steps you need to take to fix it.
Lastly, you can compare your website’s speed with your competitors’ and see the difference. Once you’re done, you can request a report to be sent to your email address.
Another no-cost tool, MobiReady shows how your website loads in different mobile devices and as well as desktop. Once you scroll down, you’ll see a small description and an overall rating of the speed that sums up the result.
In addition, you can also view how your website performs as compared to the top 1000 Alexa sites, which surely gives a better idea. If you’d like to know the major required improvements, you can know that too at the very bottom of the page.
A separate service from Google, Mobile-Friendly Test can help you figure out how easy it is for mobile users to view and use your website. By entering a URL, you can quickly check whether your website is mobile-friendly or not.
DareBoost is great when it comes to minute details. You can view a bunch of different metrics and results, such as:
- Issues found
- Improvements needed
- Weight of the page
- Tips to improve page speed
- Facts about your website such as SSL certificate expiry date
- Things that have done well for your website
— Rich Tatum »∵« (@RichTatum) August 28, 2019
All of this for free, and you can request the entire report by entering your email address.
You can choose from a ton of different configurations when using WebPageTest, for example, the desired browser and location. Since there are endless debates on certain browsers being faster than the other, this completely solves the problem for your testing. From the dropdown menu, you can pick a location and the device from which you’d like to test your website.
Under the “Advanced Settings” tab, you can also set your connection type and speed and various other preferences. Once all that is selected, you’ll get 3 test runs upon entering your URL. Each test reveals a set of information like loading time, start to render, number of requests, and a bunch of others.
This tool might prove to be vital in determining your page loading time and flaws, if any.
The world has gone mobile, and you should be considering all it takes to optimize for a better mobile user experience. If not already, you may consider using CDN like MaxCDN, Cloudflare, SUCURI who provides many performance optimizations from their network edge.
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