[FREE] A New Official Tool by Google to test Mobile Friendliness and Speed of your Site

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Google loves launch new tools to website publishers. Remember, in 2014 we had a mobile compatibility test, and most recently in 2016 Google Resizer, an interactive viewer to see and test how digital products respond to material design breakpoints across desktop, mobile and tablet.

And let do not forget the useful Google Page Speed Insights for measuring the speed and user experience on both mobile and desktop.

Now here’s another official Google tool : testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com

Basically this is a bit the same work as the previous tools but this time the Californian Giant offers to send a detailed report to your email address.

Rest assured if your score is not so good or just terrible, do not take into account just the home page of your website or blog but also think about the internal pages. For example, it can have a very poor score on Home but nice acceptable scores on internal pages. Besides the homepage is often by definition very heavy, especially on some sites.

And look at this, you will feel better and happier :-)

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And Now lets look at the Google Score :

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No seriously? :-)

You should know that these tests can give a good indication of the health of the mobile and desktop versions of your website or blog as well as its speed, but alone this test has to be taken with a grain of salt. You should also check scores with Gtmetrix (YSlow and Page Speed ​​provides) or Pingdom or Site24x7 (even better because more geo positions to test) to find out the response time and page load time. Of course, if the scores are around 30 with the Google tool, you should start looking more closely where are the problems (there are problems if your score are in the bottom) but otherwise you have to think that this index varies according to speed level if you put a caching plugin or not (and depending on the settings you put: CSS and javascript cached browser cache etc ..) and if you have a CDN, etc.? For mobility, there indeed I must tell you that the Google tool is more reliable. A website today in 2016 should be at least responsive.

This new Google tool is pretty useful overall and you should bookmark this page.