How to Tell If Your Website is Mobile Friendly

Greetings 3.5 readers.

BQB here.

I don’t remember exactly when, but at some point in the last year, those fine folks at Google announced that websites that are mobile friendly would be, and I’m not quite sure how to explain this, given more consideration I guess in web hits.

There are probably nerdmeisters that can explain this better but ultimately, if you have a post about how to kick a yeti in the face and I have a post about to kick a yeti in the face and some schmuck out in Timbuktu does a web search for “How to Kick a Yeti in the Face” – your website is more likely to come up higher in said schmuck’s search results if yours is mobile friendly and mine is not.

What’s that? You want to know if your website is user friendly but you don’t know who to find out?

You are in luck, reader.

Google has a mobile friendly test.

Simply enter your URL and it well tell you if your site is mobile friendly or not.

Alas, it turns out that my fine website, bookshelfbattle.com is not considered mobile friendly at all.

If anything, it is mobile anti-social.

So I suppose at some point down the road I will take the plunge and find a new theme.

I worry about that. I feel like the baseball player that doesn’t want to change his smelly underpants in the bottom of the ninth because wearing smelly underpants has helped him win so far so why change anything?

But I suppose if hits are at stake I must do what I can to get those sweet, sweet web hits.

The last thing I need is for some OTHER jackass with a website about being a magic bookshelf caretaking yeti fighter with an alien buddy stealing MY web hits.

 

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9 thoughts on “How to Tell If Your Website is Mobile Friendly

  1. annelogan17 says:

    This was super helpful-thank you!

  2. You can do it. Just pick a new theme. One that supports the changes you were just posting you wanted to make, what last week?

    • I can’t find one that suits my brilliance. But seriously, the funny photo and the snarky tag line, IMO, set the tone and draw people in, letting them know they have stumbled upon something different.

      I find themes that allow for the funny photo but not the tagline, or the tagline but not the photo…ugh. I should demand that WordPress mobile friendly-ize this theme.

      My goal is to finish the rough draft of Zombed by the end of the summer, rewrite it in the fall/spring, get it edited, formatted, get it out by the end of the next year…maybe at some point in there I can do some website redesign.

      I’d like to get a Zombie Western site started, not to overtax myself but because I think that putting all the concrete info down could help me rewrite the story better.

      Then I would also like to at least get Pop Culture Mysteries off the ground. I think I have come up with an idea where I can get out some short, funny posts once in awhile and then maybe eventually write a novel in that world.

      This is all very hard. I have more ideas than my time will allow.

      • Ha. Welcome to the world of grown up writers. We all have more ideas, plans, and desires for our work than we have time for. Embrace it.

      • Sometimes I wish they’d never invented all this technology. I was somewhat content for awhile that in the olden days throwing caution to the wind and attempting to butt kiss my way to the top was an unlikely scenario. Now it is possible to succeed on your own but there’s so much work and I am old and tired.

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