Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

mobile-friendlyEarlier this month, Google changed its search algorithms to promote websites that it believes are mobile-friendly.  The reverse is, unfortunately, also true.  It will demote sites that are not mobile friendly.  With more and more of the Internet traffic being on mobile devices, it is critically important that your church website be mobile friendly.  Remember, your website is a marketing and engagement tool.  It is how local Catholics, traveling Catholics, and anyone interested in finding a church can learn about your parish online.

The good news here is Google provided a simple tool to test your website.  This tool can be found here.  Just put your church’s URL in the search box and let Google analyze your site.  Anyone can do this.  It takes only 2 minutes.

I did take a look at the top providers of websites for Catholic Churches and most of them pass Google’s test.  Here’s a quick list of top Catholic website providers, their estimated number of Catholic parishes in the US, and whether or not they pass the test.

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Author:Joe Luedtke

Joe Luedtke is the Chief Operating Officer for Liturgical Publications (LPi). Joe specializes in Social Media and Web 2.0 and is currently leading LPi’s efforts to move into the on-line world. Joe works for the world's largest and oldest social network, religion, and believes that this social network could benefit tremendously from the the proper use of Internet technologies.
  • rainydays

    I know this is old, but just out of curiosity, I checked your site with
    the mentioned Google tool. Unfortunately, it was deemed mobile
    unfriendly.

  • Mobilesitecloud