Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

Mobile Friendly website…? Is there an option NOT to have a mobile friendly website these days?

Non-mobile-friendly website means drop in organic search traffic.

You cannot afford it, can you?

When you search Google from your cell-phone, Google will show you a markup that says if the site is Mobile Friendly or not.

From a mobile device, search for your own site and if you’re not seeing the tag called ‘Mobile Friendly’ around your site’s listing, it means your website developers have some work to do.

Here’s how to quickly find out if your site is Mobile Friendly or not:

  1. Open your mobile phone’s web browser
  2. Go to google.com and search site:yourdomain.com
  3. Check if the Mobile Friendly tag is displayed around the web pages that are returned in the search result

Google also offers a utility as a part of webmaster tools which you can use to find out if Google considers your site mobile friendly. It would be good to run it against all the pages of your website.

“Responsive Website Design is the answer,” you will say. But that’s not enough.

Have your site responsive for sure but check its performance for usability also. If your site uses Videos then ensure that they are embedded using a mobile-friendly way.

Best mobile friendly website is not just responsive but offers best usability and user experience.

Hubspot’s website grader is a great tool that will help you find out lot of improvement possibilities about your website. If you haven’t checked it yet, it’s worth your time.

Another tool to determine speed of page loading is Google’s PageSpeed tool. It can be accessed by following this link.

Force Google Chrome to Remember Input Fields No Matter What

When you use Google Chrome to browse the web and log into a website or a blog, your life becomes easier.

When you visit the site for the first time, Google Chrome prompts to remember input fields such as username and password and upon acceptance, Google Chrome saves the input field values internally.

Next time onwards whenever you log into the site, it will automatically fill the username and password fields for you.

You don’t have to remember the usernames and passwords for 100 different sites that you visit. You get to what matters to you in no time.

It’s a huge timesaver.

However, some websites such as Payment Gateway sites through which you perform financial transactions, restrict Google Chrome to remember the username and password fields.

For example, when I use PayPal to pay my bills, I don’t get my Chrome to remember its field values.

Same is the case with some bank’s website and other payment gateways such as Stripe.

Good security, ah?

Well, this is my personal laptop, which is locked with login password which only I know. I don’t need this level of security to pay a just $100 bill. All I need is that I should be able to quickly fill the form, pay my bills and move on to next important task.

Google Chrome Remember Password Extension

Enter Remember Password, an interesting Chrome Extension which forces the Chrome browser to remember passwords even if the site has disabled the feature.

The extension is from CtrlQ and was released in April 2014.

Some people have reported that it didn’t work with their needs but still, I’d say it is a good concept and I hope to see it evolve further.

Worth checking out!