Earlier 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.