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Google Partners introduce NEW Mobile Sites Certification Program for Web Developers

Google is launching a new Mobile Sites Certification Exam for mobile web developers. The exam covers everything from the basics of why mobile sites matter to how to improve mobile site speed, effective mobile UX design and more advanced topics like progressive web apps.

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As Google notes, passing the exam is meant to show that you have “a demonstrated ability to build and optimize high-quality sites, and allows you to promote yourself as a Google accredited mobile site developer.”

A lot of the content in the study guide focuses on site speed. As Google notes, the majority of mobile site visitors will leave a site if it takes more than three seconds to load, yet the average load time for a mobile landing page is 22 seconds (and if those users leave without ever fully loading the site, they aren’t likely to click on any Google ads either, of course).

It’s worth noting that the exam doesn’t focus on Android, iOS or any other mobile operating system, though it does cover Google’s own Accelerated Mobile Pages project (and even though that’s a Google project, others are starting to support it). 

The new certificate joins similar exams for AdWords and the Google Analytics Exam in Google’s Partner program (though the AdWords certificate is a bit more involved because you also need to pass more than one exam).

Mobile now accounts for over half of all web traffic, making performance on small screens more important than ever. Website visitors now expect their mobile experience to be as flawless as a desktop, and the majority of online businesses are failing to deliver.

Passing the Mobile Sites exam signals that you have a demonstrated ability to build and optimize high-quality sites, and allows you to promote yourself as a Google accredited mobile site developer.


What the exam covers?
To pass the exam, you’ll need to show proficiency in mobile site design, mobile UX best practice, mobile site speed optimization, and advanced web technologies. The standard study guide divided into 4 main chapters:

  1. Why mobile sites matter
    Review the importance of mobile speed and user design.
  2. Improve mobile site speed
    Learn about how to improve mobile site speed and test it.
  3. Create an effective mobile UX
    Learn about user experience and design principles for mobile sites.
  4. Advanced web technologies
    Get an introduction to advanced web technologies.

What are the benefits?
This certification is a way of promoting web developers to a wider audience. Being certified means being recognized by Google as an expert in mobile site optimization, which will make you more accessible and attractive to potential clients looking for a good match for those services.

The certification will display on your Partners profile, helping you stand out to businesses looking for mobile site development and can also be shared across social media.

100% PASSING SCORE - 100 of 100 CORRECT ANSWERS Google Mobile Sites Certification Exam AnswersHow to PASS the exam?
Check out our 100% CORRECT Mobile Sites Exam Answers guide to get started. Then, to take the exam, please visit the Mobile Sites certification link and log in to your Google Partners account.

The exam is open to all web developers globally in English (US) and, once completed, the certification will remain valid for 12 months.

Why it matters to you?
Your latest degree may not come from a university – instead, it could be Google giving you the certification you need for your job. The point of the exam (or rather, the point of acing the exam), is to prove to potential employers that you have “a demonstrated ability to build and optimize high-quality sites, and [it] allows you to promote yourself as an accredited professional in the field.”

It’s all part of Google’s larger Google Partners program, which already promises a number of product exams and certifications. For instance, you can download the 8 Complete Set of Google AdWords Certification Exam Answers Guide to assist you in your study.

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How to add AdWords Certification on LinkedIn Profile?

There are several other ways you can easily save and share the certificate with others. Option 1 will work for most browsers, while Options 2 and 3 will work on Chrome.

Option 1: Printing your certificate

  1. Go to the menu, and choose print page.
  2. On the left side in print options choose the Destination: Save to Google Drive (on Chrome) or Save as PDF (in other browsers).
  3. Choose the Layout as Landscape.
  4. Uncheck the Headers & Footers option.
  5. Click the Save button.

Your Certificate will be saved as a PDF on your Google Drive or on your computer. From this file, you could create your own public link (like via Google Docs!) or just share the file with others.

Option 2: Screen Capture (by Google)

  1. Install this Chrome application from the link below.
  2. After installing, go to your certificate page and click the Screen Capture extension icon in your Chrome browser; you will be able to capture the whole page as an image and crop the image later if required.

Option 3: Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate

  1. Works the same as Option 2.
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How to promote my AdWords certificate?

If you’ve passed your AdWords exams – CONGRATULATIONon upping yourself to the next level in the PPC competition! You’re now officially certified as Google AdWords Professional. Give yourself a pat on the back.

So! You have your new profession that comes in the form of a digital certificate, and what’s next to “SHOW-OFF” to the world?

*Disclaimer: qualifying yourself and passed the AdWords exams will not guarantee clients but it certainly helps in instilling confidence in potential customers, impressing your boss, stand out amongst your peers, or simply just making mama proud. A degree does not guarantee jobs, but it’s the essentials – same goes to the Google AdWords certifications.

If you have not qualified yourself, please read: What you need to know about the AdWords Certification Exams?


As a first point, let’s start off by learning how to VIEW + PRINT your certificate from Google Partners dashboard:

  1. Login to your Google Partners account
  2. Click My profile
  3. You’ll find all certifications right below your profile photo, click each link to open up a new window and you may now PRINT directly in the window – hit Ctrl-P or Command-P (for Mac).

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Next is to ensure your profile is publicly accessible. Scroll down to “Public profile” in your profile, change to “Public.” No need to click save as it’s being auto-save in real-time every time you make any changes.

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Now, you’re ALL SET! Let’s get right into how to promote your certification! At the top of our list, here are the top FIVE prominent places to showcase your certifications:

1.) Website or Online Portfolio

If you own a website for your business, displaying the certificate is the most basic way to promote you as an AdWords certified professional and also likely to turn your visitors into potential clients. If you don’t have a website, you may also insert onto your online portfolio or even your personal blog.

2.) LinkedIn

LinkedIn is THE social network for professionals. It is one of the top recruiting platforms for headhunters and resources for the business connection. A free LinkedIn account pretty much allows you to do everything including adding certification feature.

Find out How to add AdWords Certification on LinkedIn Profile?

3.) Facebook Page

Share on your Facebook Business Page. We recommend share on Page instead of your personal profile on Facebook. There are a little tricky if you copy & paste the Public Profile URL from Google Partners onto Facebook. You’ll need to tweak the image and title of the “Shared URL” on Facebook, or else your post will end up like this…

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Here’s a trick to properly optimize your post on Facebook (image example below): paste your Public Profile URL on your Page’s status, you’ll have the option to add Available images ensure your picture/banner maintains the ratio size of 1.91 : 1 or 1200 x 628px. This is the Facebook’s standard image size for Shared URL. Remember to edit the Title before publishing your post.

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4.) Google+ Page

Another great social platform to showcase your certification is your Google+ Page if you do not own a page, adding in your personal Google+ profile is also an ideal way as you may join Communities to promote yourself. For Google+ Page, you may insert certifications description and public profile URL under Story » Introduction.

5.) Twitter

Lastly, don’t forget to Tweet the whole world about your certification! Since you can’t edit Twitter Cards like Facebook’s additional images; we encourage you to use relevant hashtags like #AdWords or #AdWordsCertified to hop into the conversations.

One more thing…

An OFFLINE way to promote your AdWords certification is to print your certificate on a matte paper (FYI, the surface of a matte paper makes your certificate looks vivid and real) then framed or laminate it; display it proudly by hanging on your office wall or walkway of your office etc.

We hope the suggestions above give you an idea about promoting your AdWords certificates by showcasing on various at places. Get found is the key here, no one knows unless you tell them!

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What you need to know about the AdWords Certification Exams?

What you need to know about the AdWords Certification Exams?

Planning to sit for your AdWords certification? So you want to become certified in Google AdWords before trying out at a live AdWords. We don’t blame you. After all, Google AdWords is a sophisticated system. Most people struggle to get the hang of it, let alone create ads from generate-leads-to-converting-sales. Doing-it-all on your own can be a risky free-for-all that only results in you getting your “hand burnt” (losing money).

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