3 Steps To Ensure Your Website Is Google Mobile Friendly

Google Mobile Friendly Site

There are a few reasons why Google decides to tag website to be mobile friendly or not. Nowadays, smart phone, phablet , tab and iPad are getting faster and have so many apps. So, user love to search any information on their smart phone or tab.

Unfortunately, a lot of user have to scroll wide to see the content and links are too close to each other with websites that are not mobile friendly. So Google decided to punish website that are not mobile friendly. Punish is a quite a harsh word, but Google now started to value more website that is more mobile friendly. So website that is not friendly with mobile display will be demoted.

Plus, by being mobile friendly, Adsense links can be displayed more properly and can boost site owner and Google Income. That is might be second reason.

I believe this is a Win-Win situation for site owner and Google. We just have to please the user.

My website initially failed Google Mobile Test due to :

  • Content wider than screen
  • Links so close together
  • Uses incompatible plugins
Mobile Friendly Test

Fail Mobile Test Google

So I did some research on how to ensure my site is Google Mobile friendly.

3 Tips to Ensure Your Site is Google Mobile Friendly

1 – First, you can follow what Google tell you to do. This to make sure GoogleBot will detect your site as mobile friendly.

  • Avoids software that is not common on mobile devices, like Flash
  • Uses text that is readable without zooming
  • Sizes content to the screen so users don’t have to scroll horizontally or zoom
  • Places links far enough apart so that the correct one can be easily tapped

After all steps are taken , please check and follow below steps.

 

2.  Use responsive layout. If you use blogspot , here is a lot of responsive layout that you cab use to ensure your site is mobile friendly. You can check here for Free Responsive Blogger Template.

My blogspot, lankapo79.com is mobile friendly with responsive blogger template.

For WordPress, you  can find a lot of free responsive themes on WordPress Theme browser.

3. Use  WPtouch Mobile Plugin that will create a slick mobile WordPress website with just a few clicks.

Having said that, some plugin as Jetpack is not compatible for Google Mobile test. That is why my site lankapo.com failed the test even though i use responsive theme.

WPtouch is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically enables a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors of your WordPress website.

The administration panel allows you to customize many aspects of its appearance, and deliver a fast, user-friendly and stylish version of your site to your mobile visitors, without modifying a single bit of code (or affecting) your regular desktop theme.

 By using WPTouch Mobile Plugin, it will ensure your website pass the Google Mobile Test. Below is how my site look like when using Wp Touch Mobile plugin on Samsung Note 2.

Good Luck with your website!

 

Responsive Layout

Google Mobile test

 

Maybank Credit Card 100% Cashback Campaign

RM 3 Millions to be given away

#Maybank returns with a new campaign with more than RM 3 Millions to give away when you shop with Maybank Credit Card. This campaign start from 1 October 2014 till 31 January 2015. You have 4 Months to spend with Maybank Credit Card.

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# You can spend on petrol, groceries, dining and everything else paid off. No minimum spend required, all you have to do is just follow the steps below!

How To Participate

REGISTER to participate via SMS DAILY (space) 12-digit NRIC Number to 66628.
SPEND on everything with Maybank Cards.
GET Cashback up to 100% everyday.

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Terms and Conditions:

Campaign period :  1 October 2014 until 31 January 2015.

Applicable to Maybank MasterCard, Visa or American Express Credit/ Charge Cards Card members.

Registration is open to Principal Card members only.

Cashback is capped at RM300 per Card member per day
First-come, first-served basis
Subject to a total RM25,000 everyday, whichever comes first.

Click here for more details offer.

83 person per day will be Lucky

# The maximum cash back you can receive is RM 9,000 per month. Since Cashback is capped at RM 300 per day. But there is no guarantee you can get the cash back as maximum Maybank will pay back per day is RM 25, 000. So there will be 83 lucky person to get RM 300 Cashback each.

# This campaign only valid for principle card holder only so you can keep your Debit Card. All supplementary cards’ spending will be consolidated under the principal card’s account but only principle card holder will be counted.

# Since this Cashback is first come, first serve basis, RM 300 limit per card holder and RM 25, 000 per day by Maybank. We therefore advise you to make your online purchases on the first week of the month. Good Luck 🙂

# RM 25 000 per day x 120 days = RM 3 Millions

Tips using Western Union with TEB Bank Turkey

Sending Money to Malaysia

Living abroad in Turkey is quite challenging. My first impression when I came to Ankara is that weather would be my big problem. Communication and food should be no problem. But I was wrong. Communication is a big problem here. English is not their favourite subject I think.

Eating in a restaurant shouldn’t be much problem, as I can point what food I want and pay. But when using Bank service like Western Union here is quite trouble some. I need to send money by Western Union to Malaysia. After asking a few banks, I find that Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) Ankara is the easiest. One of the staff can speak good English.

TEB Bank Ankara

But the problem is, the staff that handle my documents did not speak much English. I face a problem today, when I fill in the Western Union’s form as a receiver. I did not realise it until my brother told me . I rushed to the bank and explain to the English speaking lady . Then she helped me explained it to her friend at the counter. I am so relieved that I did not have to pay commission fee once more. I  just need sign a new form saying that I am the sender. 🙂 (more…)

5 Reasons to Upgrade Google Drive 100 GB

Run Out Of Space

After I got back from Istanbul Trip, I received an email from Google stating that I have run out of space for full-size photo uploads. The free 15 GB limit is not enough for me now.

I never thought that this day would come as 15 GB should be enough for photos and video. But I did not realise that Google has stored a lot of my photos when was a student back then. All of the pictures and videos are well kept. I can browse all my photo gallery from 2003 till now. I would like to thank Google for that.

The free 15 GB storage is actually being shared across Google Drive, Google Mail and Google Photo. So when you are run out of storage you wont be able to store photo at full size and no files to Google Drive.

100 GB is a GOOD Deal

Google Storage Price

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Earn 1GB free space for your Dropbox account using Mailbox

Hello dropboxers, How is your storage ? What , 2GB is not enough. Of course. That is why I want to provide you today with new tip on how to earn 1Gb free more. Its easy,just download  Mailbox app to your android or iOS and sign in using your Dropbox account. Once you login successfully, you will earn 1 GB of free space for your Dropbox. Easy as that.

Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Add all your Gmail, Google Apps, and iCloud accounts to enjoy a simple, unified inbox.

What I Like about Mailbox Simple and clean design. As for now you can only add gmail and cloud mail only. I believe they will add more acc in the future. I use my primary google acount. I can swipe to archive, to read later or pick the right time to read certain email just by swiping. UI of mailbox quite nice and most importantly no ads. (more…)

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