There is nothing to deny that in today’s era, more and more people use mobile devices to access and browse internet websites. With smartphone traffic exceeding desktop traffic, having a mobile-friendly website has become a critical part of one’s online presence.
Thus, it is essential for webmasters to provide full functionality of the website, regardless of the screen size or device they are using.
For this, Google had introduced Mobile-Friendly Test Tool, which provides an easy way to test whether a page on your site is mobile-friendly.
Now, Google has stepped up its campaign to cultivate a mobile-friendly web, by adding a useful update that could end up being an essential step in the development process.
Earlier the mobile-friendly and AMP testing tools only supported the testing of live URLs, to provide webmasters an analysis of their website’s responsiveness. But with the ability to test actual code you can now rowback between entering a URL or pasting the raw code.
The results of the test will be delivered the same way, whether you are testing a URL or a code.
Therefore, this new feature gives developers an opportunity to ensure that a site is mobile-friendly before it goes live. By using this mobile friendly test, users can get a clear-cut picture of what might need to be modified or updated in order to keep getting the optimum traffic and search results.
If you do not pass the test right away, you can always edit the code on the fly and immediately re-run the test.