I thought it would be interesting to run a mobile-friendly and speed test on Google News (US edition) given the opportunity of writing a post on Accelerated Mobile Pages introduced in Google News.
I mean, if Google is pushing us all into optimizing all our properties, it makes sense to assume their products lead the way, right?
Well, the results of the trial were unexpected. The site is mobile-friendly but is not fast enough for mobile devices.
It looks like your site could use improvement
Bad face for Google!
It tops up in mobile-friendliness, as expected since Google invests for two years now in offering content and services to mobile users.
The Google tool says that Google News:
..is slow on laptop and desktop devices. In today's world, people expect an instantaneous response -- any delay can cause them to click to another site.
I could not agree more with Google, so good luck with fixing that.
Now, how fast is on mobile phones? Google News is not doing well at all.
Nearly half of the visitors will leave a mobile site if the pages don't load within 3 seconds.
Update May 15, 2020
Despite the introduction of AMP and preaching about mobile-friendly, fast websites, Google News performs even worse today on both mobile and desktop devices. Mobile 50/100, First contentful paint 3.8 sec., Desktop 71/100.
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