I got a message from a client today that read
I had a webhosting/web design firm tell me yesterday that my sites were not optimized for tablets and smart phones. He wanted to help me reconfigure the site. I thought we were optimized for mobile and site was mobile friendly in viewing it. Please comment.
Well, first of all, PLEASE. If I’ve built you a website in the past 2 or 3 years, it’s definitely responsive. That message was spam, pure and simple, the latest variation on all the people who offer to get you on the front page of Google.
Spam operates on a “spray and pray” basis. Spammers don’t care whether what they offer is relevant to you. I get ads for little blue pills all the time.
If you get one of these messages and you’re not sure whether it’s true, it’s easy to find out. Just go to the Google Mobile Friendly Test Tool and enter your URL. Google will scan your site, render it as the Googlebot sees it, and tell you whether the site is mobile friendly.
If it is, you’re all set. You can delete that message without another thought.
If for some reason your site is NOT mobile-friendly, then it might be a good idea to have it redesigned. But not by a company that sends you spam.