Do you only have 15 minutes, and want to see if your website is performing the best it could be? Try running your business website through these three tests while you sip your coffee.

1. Is my website optimised even visible to Google?

Translation: how can I tell if my website is liked by the search engines and therefore highly visible when someone searches for some of it’s content it on Google.

Open Google – type this in the search bar (replace tourismtribe.com by your website address!) For example site:tourismtribe.com

Google will show you all the pages of your website that it has indexed. Are the titles, descriptions search friend? Read more in our SEO Hub. 

2. Is my website mobile friendly?

Wondering whether a search engine view’s your website’s design as mobile friendly? This has a huge impact on Google search results, so it’s worth checking out.  Go to this website and run your website URL through it for a mobile friendly test.

https://www.google.com.au/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

mobile test google

3. Is my business visible on google maps?

Go to maps.google.com.au and type in your business name. You should instantly be located on the map and a tab should come up with all of your correct business information and Google reviews. If this is not the case, you need to set up “Google my business”, go to the blog about that here or the tutorial here.
If you’re website is successful against these three tests, you can be confident that you have the basics down pat.

Learn how to better use Google in your Tourism Business

The Google learning hub offers tutorials, support articles, webinars and the ability for members to ask a question via our support forum

About fabienne

AvatarFabienne Wintle is Chief Digital Strategist and is an advocate for digital self-sufficiency, having empowered thousands of small businesses with the knowledge and tools required to make a living from tourism. Her special blend of digital know-how, tourism knowledge, coaching skills and a natural gift for communication make her a sought-after consultant, workshop facilitator and speaker.
She lives on Australia's Southern Great Barrier Reef in Agnes Water, Queensland where she volunteers her time to help local businesses use the internet.

1 Comment
  1. Caolan O'Connor
    Caolan O'Connor 3 years ago

    In regard to mobile friendliness, head to Google’s TestMySite (https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com). Test my site will rank your site on mobile friendliness and page speed, but more importantly give you a list of things that you can fix/improve.

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