Is My Photography Site Mobile Friendly?

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Is my site mobile friendly? If that’s the question you came here to quickly ask, then the short answer is YES. Flothemes passes all the current & upcoming Google mobile updates. If you want to dive deeper into this topic, find out how to test your current site performance and improve it – keep reading.

Before we start, know that our themes are natively SEO and mobile friendly as they are built on a responsive framework.

Why is this important?

In 2018, Google announced that they have started the mobile-first indexing. This means that they will be using the mobile version of a site for indexing and ranking.

Consequently, most of the sites have been switched to mobile-first indexing and site owners have been notified via their Search Console.

Having a mobile friendly site increases your chances to rank higher in organic search results. Hence, it’s important to make sure that your website is looking great on all kind of mobile devices.

Is my Flotheme mobile-friendly?

Flothemes are built on a responsive framework and therefore are natively mobile friendly. When we started developing our themes we decided on a “mobile first” approach as we understood that the web is a very dynamic and quickly changing environment.

Since more than 50% of all traffic is generated by mobile devices, it’s vital to offer the best experience to your mobile visitors. That’s why, we’ve been working hard to offer mobile friendly websites right out of the box.

How to test my site?

Google launched a mobile friendly testing tool, mobile usability reports in Search Console, and mobile-friendly labels in the search results (currently known as AMP – accelerated mobile pages).

1. Try out Google’s mobile friendly tool. Just add your URL or code here:

https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly

2. If you use Search Console, you can view your mobile usability options here: https://search.google.com/search-console/mobile-usability

3. Google also recommends you to use various third-party tools to make your website more mobile-friendly:
https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/

More specifically, you can find WordPress’ mobile guidelines here:
https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/website-software/wordpress

An example of a Google mobile-friendly site will look like the following:

mobile-friendly-site-example

An example of a Google non mobile-friendly site will look like the following:

not-mobile-friendly-site-example

What to do if my site is failing the tests?

If you theme is up to date and Google had enough time to index all of the pages, yet your site is still failing – you need to analyze all the errors that Search Console is showing (check the Mobile Usability report). Some of the errors, i.e. “Text too small to read” may be fixed using the typography settings in your theme options. If there are other errors that can’t be fixed from the theme options and are not related to the content inserted in the blog posts, then disable all your plugins and check again the live version of those pages using this tool.

If you think there are some critical errors that you don’t know how to fix – contact us, by submitting a support ticket, and provide detailed information about your site and Search Console report. We will do our best to help you.

Summary

If you use Flothemes, and your theme is up to date (**how to update your theme**) – your website is ready for Google’s mobile-first update. Please use the tools available from Google to test your site to make sure there are no issues.

If you are not an existing Flothemes user and are concerned about the new Google update, feel free to contact us at info@flothemes.com and we would be happy to assist you with getting your site mobile and Google friendly.

Flothemes Team.
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