Google’s Mobile-Friendly test is a great way to check individual pages manually for a mobile friendly web, and today on Jan 31st, a new API for the tool called “Mobile-Friendly Test API” is made available as well.
With this Mobile-Friendly Test API, developers can test page URLs using automated tools. “The API method runs all tests, and returns the same information – including a list of the blocked URLs – as the manual test,” writes John Mueller. “The documentation includes simple samples to help get you started quickly.”
For example, you could use it to monitor important pages in your website in order to prevent accidental regressions in templates that you use. The API Test produces following three notifications:
- MOBILE_FRIENDLY_TEST_RESULT_UNSPECIFIED Internal error when running this test. Please try running the test again.
- MOBILE_FRIENDLY The page is mobile friendly.
- NOT_MOBILE_FRIENDLY The page is not mobile friendly.
You can access the API at Google Developers page.
Google also has published a new infographic titled “The ultimate mobile page speed”, that looks at “page speed” metric that directly impacts the first interaction a site has with its users—as it measures how quickly the viewable elements of a web page load.
“Page speed is a particularly critical metric for the mobile user experience — “53% of mobile site visits are abandoned if pages take longer than 3 seconds to load,” a recent research from DoubleClick indicates.
“If your page speed isn’t good, you may lose the opportunity to keep users engaged and on your site for longer,” says Google.
And of course, it impact ad revenue as well—”ads on faster mobile pages are likely to be more viewable—-further, the study reveals “that mobile sites that load within 5 seconds vs 19 seconds earn up to 2X greater revenue.”
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