Its not a new thing since Google has launch a tool called Test My Site to test how mobile friendly your site is, and performance of your site speed in June 2016 last year.
You may have seen many times of the pop up message asking you to test your site when you are browse the web using Google Chrome browser on your smartphone. And maybe you have ignore this message and never try it.
If you ask me? Yes I did, I have ignore it too.
So in this post I want to remind you in case you never try and missed how this simple tool can be very useful tool to check how good is your website speed works on mobile and desktop/laptop computers.
You know, people mostly will leave your site if your site is don’t load within 5-10 second and will surely leave your site if isn’t mobile friendly. Now-days having a mobile friendly site is a must since most of people like to browsing the web with their smartphones.
The world’s gone mobile, now is your turn.
So yeah! it’s a great tool for you to see if our site is perform well in any devices. And see what problem that you need to fix.
Especially when you are redesign or change your site just like I’ve did. After change my WordPress theme I found that my site is doesn’t perform as well as before I change my theme.
And by checking my site with Google Test My Site tool I’ve found that my site speed score is very very poor. The score is about 53-56. Even i got excellent score 99 for mobile friendly site, is not good for audience experience.
Thats awful for site speed, and yeah suddenly my ranking in SERP is also going down down and down. Thats not good for a new blog like this blog to growth in early years.
So there must be something wrong on how I wrote html code on WordPress widgets.
Anyway, whats awesome from Google site test speed tool is, you’ll get suggested whats problem should need to be fix for. And what consider to fix when your site have a bad performance.
Below you can see screen shot for my blog Home page speed score before I fix the issue.
Yep! I’ve got some homework to work for 😅
And below is the screen shot after I did some fix after I get suggestion whats need to fix to make my site speed score back. Its a little get better I guess, just need to fix for mobile site speed.
So what you are waiting for! test your site now with Google Test My Site. If you got good score for your site then congrats! There is nothing to do with it. But if your site score is pretty bad then at least you know what is need to be fix.
Hope this short post useful, thanks for read 🙂
As Google may update the ‘Tools’ some of feature explained in this post may not relevant anymore.