Nowadays, it is really important to make a mobile-friendly website or blog.
Do you know?
These days more than 60% searches doing over the internet with just mobile devices that mean the percentage of users in small devices more than desktop even, it’s increasing day to day very fast.
I know you most of the guys reading this article on the mobile.
If you have a blog then you should have a mobile responsive design at your blog for better audience experience.
Google already indicated that they only increase the ranking of those sites who have a mobile responsive site.
So if you want your better page ranking in both devices mobile as well desktop. If your blog is better on the desktop but not work better in mobile devices that create a bad user experience and increase bounce rate that would decrease your page rank.
So I am going to give you some tips on how to make a mobile-friendly website. You can implement them in your blog to make your site mobile responsive.
Why you need a mobile responsive website?
There is a lot of benefit of having a mobile responsive website and some of are given below.
Massive Mobile Usages: as you know, I said before these days more than 60% of searches happen by a mobile device that’s mean if you don’t have a mobile responsive website then missing lots of traffic and sales.
Increase loading speed: having a mobile-friendly site helps to load page fast on the mobile.
Because if you load the desktop version of the site in the mobile it takes to much time to load then there is a high probability that they leave your site.
Google also suggests that your page should be load faster in mobile to get better mobile search ranking.
Decrease Bounce Rate: if your site does not work with the small screen devices like mobile and tablet then the bounce rate will increase.
If your bounce rate increases then it is not good for your growing site.
A mobile-friendly site prevents the bounce rate by making the site useful for mobile users.
How to Make a Mobile-Friendly Website
1: Use Responsive Design
Your blog should have a mobile responsive template so that it works in both small screen devices and desktop responsively.
As you know most of the reaches happen these days with small mobile devices that are mean you, of course, have a mobile-friendly site.
If you use a responsive template at your site then you don’t have to maintain two different site templates one is for the mobile and the second one is for desktop.
It’s hard and time-consuming to maintain two different designs for one site.
It’s only done by the big business firms because they have lots of people to manage their site.
So the solution uses mobile responsive design in your site, so when someone use your site in small screen devices then your site sink and adjust text, images, and buttons according to the device screen.
Most of bloggers and marketers are using the same for their site and blog. it is very easy to find responsive templates because these days most of the temples come with a responsive design.
You can see I have used a responsive template to make a mobile-friendly website.
2: Use Big Bold Text
You should have to use the big bold text that would be readable on the small screen devices. If your site has small texts that find visitors hard to read then chances increased visitors leave your site.
They found your site has not user-friendly in mobile devices. So keep in mind use the bold text in your site that also readable in the small screen devices.
You should have used words at least more than 12px size.
3: Make Sure your Site Pages Load Fast
Your blog site pages should be load fast when someone clicked on your pages.
Here’s, what I mean by that.
If your page load slowly takes more than a couple of seconds to load, nobody going to wait until load your page they simply have to leave your site and go to someone else site.
If your site visitors leave your site frequently then it increases your bounce rate that indicates Google your site is not so helpful to the people and then Google will decrease your page ranking.
I know nowadays people using 3G, 4G and high sped bandwidth but make sure you’re site load faster, whatever the network is using your site visitors.
4: Don’t Use Lots of Popup and Landing Pages
When a user using your site in mobile and tablet. It’s very irritating to them display popup and landing pages a lot.
These things work better on the desktop because the desktop has a large screen than a mobile device.
It is not user-friendly to use lots of popup pages in mobile devices because these popup pages cover all full screen that looks your site visitors to the spam.
Then what happens, it might be chances increases to leave your site. So make sure don’t use lots of popup pages in your site.
Make sure to use large clickable buttons in your site that also clickable in the small screen devices.
If your site has a small button that users found hard to click on it. That indicates them your site is not so user-friendly in the devices like mobile.
So don’t forget to add large clickable buttons on your site.
6: Use Add Viewpoint Meta Tag
The viewpoint Meta tag is the easiest way to control how your site shows on mobile.
When someone opens the pages in small screen devices the viewpoint meta tags tell the browser to fit the size of the web page according to the screen size of the device.
You can easily implement a viewpoint tag in your web pages just by pasting the below-given code in the HTML of the page.
<meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1″>
7: Upload Compress Images
Your blog pages should be load fast on the mobile. When you used high-quality images in your web pages that take some time to load in small screen devices also increases the size of your page.
You have to compress the images before uploading them to your site.
You can compress your images from the site like tinypng.com and compressjpeg.com.
Your image quality still reminds the same only the size of your image gets reduce.
So using compress images in your site that speed up your site in small devices.
8: Always Test Your Site
One you used the responsive site for small screen devices then the second thing is to test your site by yourself.
Open your site in devices like mobiles, tablets, android phones and I phones, etc.
That helps you to know how your site working on those devices. You should have to spend some time and test regularly your site.
You can ask your family members and friends to browse your site and give their opinion.
You should open the site daily on your mobile devices and watch how things are working.
And don’t forget to keep testing your site whenever you make changes in it.
9: Allow to Switch on Desktop View
Some of your mobile visitors may actually want to see the desktop version of your website.
Make sure you have to give them away to easily switch to the desktop mode of a site that helps your site visitor to use your site in mobile as a desktop.
You can follow the above-given tips to create a mobile-friendly site. The mobile responsive site increases your site ranking in search engine and indicates to Google that your site is responsive to the mobile users.
I hope this post was helped you to make a mobile-friendly website. If You have questions and suggestions let me know in the comment section.
I would love to give the answer to your comments.