HowToGoMo.com- This is a new site launched by Google. The purpose of the site is to act as a mobile website training and testing ground. Webmasters can key in their sites to see how mobile friendly their sites are, and see their sites exactly as users see them on their smartphones.
There is a feature on the GoMo site called the GoMoMeter that analyzes your website, and provides a downloadable report of customized recommendations for mobile optimization.The site also gives the site owners the option to find mobile site developers, and see for themselves some recommendations of mobile friendly sites.
Google has launched this site as an effort to encourage site owners to create mobile-friendly websites. They have stated in their blog post that how webmasters lose potential business when their sites are not optimized for mobiles.
As Google says, “Every day more and more of your customers are looking for you…on mobile devices. If you don’t have a site that works for mobile, you’re missing out. 61% of users are unlikely to return to a site that’s not mobile friendly. On the other hand, customers embrace sites that are built for mobile consumer engagement increases by 85% with a website designed for mobile devices.”
This new move by Google can turn out to be quite beneficial for webmasters. Earlier this year, in order to encourage making sites mobile friendly, Google had added “Mobilize”- a new feature that helped users build mobile friendly sites. Will you optimize your site for smartphones? Do leave your comments below.