Nowadays a majority of internet users consult the World Wide Web on a smartphone. This has forced Google to include mobile-friendliness into the ranking and indexing of its search engine. This means that you should make sure your website is responsive (suitable for smartphones) before putting it online.
If you use CMS (Content Management System) to create your website, you should take the next steps to make it responsive:
- save your website before making changes;
- make sure the CMS is up to date;
- check whether the personalized CMS themes are suitable for smartphones.
You can execute this final step by opening your CMS admin dashboard. Select your website’s theme and search in the documentation for « mobile », « responsive » or « adaptative ». If you have a test phone, you can copy the URL to TEST MOBILE OPTIMALISATION and check if the website is compatible with mobile phones. You can also use GOOGLE PAGESPEED INSIGHTS to solve for example issues with speed.
More information about the conversion of your website to a responsive model, and other specific elements of CMS-packages, can be found in the official Google manual. Download it from: HTTPS://DEVELOPERS.GOOGLE.COM/SEARCH/MOBILE-SITES/WEBSITE-SOFTWARE/
We recommend hiring a web-developer for creating a responsive website, especially if you don’t use software to manage your content and your website architecture.