M – Mobile friendly

mobile friendly website is essentially when your regular website shrinks down to be small enough to display on a mobile device. It looks like a tiny version of your website. 

Do you recall that shrunk version of a desktop view on your mobile? Pinch in and out to read or view? Did you know that Smartphone users surpassed the 2 Billion barrier internationally in 2016 and people use more Smartphones than a laptop/computer today?

Post on mobile friendliness part of the #AtoZchallenge

Approximately 70% of online searches today come from a Mobile device.

Because of this in the year 2015 Google brought a change to its search engine algorithm which factored the website’s mobile presence as a ranking parameter. This upgrade is the reason you need to have a mobile friendly website for a better ranking.

What is a mobile friendly website?

A responsive website changes the layout to offer an experience based on the device being used.

A mobile friendly website includes elements like;

  • Readable text with ease
  • Adequate space for tap targets
  • No horizontal scrolling

Did you know that most website developers earlier had to build multiple websites to accommodate different devices or screen sizes?

For example, do you remember using the URL – m.facebook.com on your mobile browsers for a responsive experience rather than the regular URL –  www.facebook.com which was then used only on laptops or computers?

What are the benefits?

Image represents how a mobile friendly website looks on different devices and screens.

The major benefit of a responsive website is a guarantee that your customer will have the best experience on any device.

Mobile friendly website is a great way to refine the content on your site. To make sure that mobile users are able to see the most essential information.

A mobile friendlywebsite has increased chances of being visible to the Search engines. So this also helps in building a healthy SEO.

Here are a few reasons as to why a mobile friendly website is important today:

Increase reach to customers and clients on smaller devices like tablets and mobiles.
Analytics, reporting, and tracking can all be done in one place.
Stay ahead in the game as a huge number of the top brands do not have a mobile-friendly website.

Want to test how mobile friendly is your website? Click below!

Image is a screenshot of google mobile friendly test.

Now you know how important is a mobile friendly website, but do you know your Niche?

Well, stay tuned for the next chapter where we discuss one of the most fundamental and important topics of blogging…


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21 Comments

    • Thank you, Amrita. Did you take the Mobile friendly test? You can see a few suggestions also on the same page for some improvements.

  1. Today, websites need to be mobile friendly as most of us read posts on their mobiles. A readable font size, appealing and clear font style is what I look for

  2. Yes having a mobile friendly website has lots of great benefits ..nowadays when many readers visit your website through small device. it is one of the most important thing that we bloggers should keep in mind.

    • Yes, Surbhi. Today Over 75% of the content read online is on a smaller device and it is very important for us to have a mobile friendly website. Thank you 🙂

  3. Most of us read through mobiles now. It is thus important to have a mobile friendly site. I was told about this during my first A2Z challenge in 2018 and I tried to make the necessary changes.

    • I’m glad you concur. What were the changes you incorporated? Has it shown any changes in the quality of your readers or any other aspect?

  4. I am not an app person but I am checking my blog comments/stats and other related things on my phone. Yes I have become a kind of mobile friendly person – a very recent change in me keeping the developments and time in mind. Most of the bloggers – 90% prefer not just reading but writing posts through their phones. Do you know mobile Internet usage exceeded desktop usage for the first time in history in 2020? 50% of potential traffic to your blog is being through mobile and mobile users are unlikely to return to a site if they had trouble accessing it from their phones. So first impressions are more important than ever. Having a mobile friendly site is definitely need of the hour and I agree with points you’ve mentioned. Good writing.

    • Insightful detail. I didn’t think of this part and it sure is right, with most people used to work form the ease of a mobile phone, would have an impactful first impression from a mobile device. Thank you for that 🙂

  5. When I set up my website 4 years ago, my developer asked me if I wanted a responsive website. I was blank cause I didn’t know what it meant. But that’s history now. It is absolutely important to have a mobile friendly website for visitors to be willing to visit you again.

    • Exactly Anupriya. Thanks for sharing your incident. It’s very important today to have a mobile responsive website. Thank you 🙂

  6. You know Sundeep, my previous template required a lot of time to load. But now my present template doesn’t take more time. It’s very mobile friendly. Liked to read your such informative post.

  7. The blogger’s default Mobile friendly layout is a blessing I suppose. I’m not sure if the plugins make page loading any slower, though. It’s indeed pretty important to make websites mobile responsive today. Thanks for sharing the importance. 🙂

    • I didn’t know that the Blogger makes it mobile friendly as a default setting. I’m glad you understand that this is a very important aspect of a website today.

  8. Most people tend to use their mobiles more than they use their phones. So AMPs make sense. Thank you for that link to check how mobile-friendly our sites are. I’m heading over to that space now.

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