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Google rates a sub-folder as not mobile friendly

I updated my web site to be mobile friendly last year and everything seemed to be OK, Google and other tests reported that it was now mobile friendly. However, I just logged into my Webmaster Tools ...
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Screen resolution of Googlebot mobile?

Does Googlebot-Mobile have a viewport resolution it sends across? If so, what is it? It's a general question with broad relevance, but I am asking with reference to responsive design: particularly ...
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How to redirect googlebot with mobile user agent to the mobile version, if users are redirected with media query

The setup is absolutely so, as Google recommends: www.example.com has a media query for narrower display sizes and redirects users to m.example.com, if display becomes narrower, as setting. Both ...
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Can a mobile friendly site with adsense qualify as not mobile friendly?

I don't get it. According to http://www.monetizemore.com/blog/best-ad-sizes-for-mobile-devices-in-2015/, Google would label a URL as mobile-friendly if it believes it is mobile-friendly. When I ...
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How to redirect to a mobile site that doesn't have a 1:1 ratio to desktop site?

I have a desktop site with loads of old Flash games on it. Since there wasn't any way of easily porting that to mobile, I have a completely different mobile site with a different set of HTML5 content ...
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Prevent mobile webpages from showing up in desktop search if mobile page doesn't have a corresponding desktop version

For example, if I have a long single page desktop site and I break that site down into 3 individual mobile pages, do I say that the single desktop page is the desktop version of every mobile page? If ...
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A better method to save state between desktop and mobile site

This is something I want to fix for a long time. To begin, on my website I have a cookie named MDD and its set to 1 if the mobile detection has already happened. This is my code: RewriteCond %{...
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Cache an external site that may have a mobile version

In continuation of the answer for the "Nginx Reverse Proxy for Tumblr" question, what is the best way to cache a web-site like Tumblr with nginx, which returns distinct results depending on the User-...
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Use doubleclick for publishers to serve different ads for desktop and mobile

I am using AdSense and my goal is to serve a different set of ads for mobile users compared to desktop users. I'd like to it to work as illustrated in the image below where desktop users see an ad ...
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adsense on tall mobile screens without pushing content below the fold

I thought I did really well in the mobile world in terms of adsense, but my income is constantly lower for the mobile site than on desktop site. For the most popular pages on mobile, I'm at one cent ...
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Google trimming first few words on mobile

I am seeing a weird problem when searching for our keyword on Google mobile. Instead of trimming the description from end, Google is trimming first four words (it includes Action word) and rest of the ...
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Wrapping text around adsense ad for my website for mobile screens having widths under 320px

The attached picture is a picture of my web browser resized to a 240 pixel width so that I can emulate my phone. Adsense seems to like it when I wrap text (aka what they call "content") around the ad,...
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Is having multiple index files for various devices bad SEO?

I have two html files, one for mobile and the other file for the other devices. I am detecting mobile devices by using PHP a if ($modile) and this is followed by an include("example.html"> to ...
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Making a Let's Encrypt-secured site viewable on Windows Mobile 6.5

I operate a web application that I intend to make available through HTTPS to users of barcode-scanning PDAs running Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Professional, which was Microsoft's branding for ...
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Are there jQuery Mobile Ranking Issues?

I recently rewrote a website using JQM. The Google Analytic sessions are now about half of what they were with the old site. Is anyone aware of ranking issues with JQM?
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Universal shortened doctype for all mobile devices

I am trying to make my adsense code load closer to the beginning of my mobile website code. My major bottleneck is the doctype declaration. What I have (as shown) is the doctype mobile profile 1.2 ...
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Why does my IP address become Google's IP address when using Chrome on the mobile?

I am tracking every member's geolocation (using db-ip) and everything is fine except mobile phones with the Chrome browser. They always give me the result US Mountain View California ip:66.249.xxx....
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What's the difference between desktop and mobile IE

In a company I'm working we are planning to get some devices in order to test our software on it. We are doing web app, so I need to know Is there a big difference between Windows 8 IE, Windows phone ...
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How do I test my website on mobile devices [closed]

I would like to develop my websites with mobile devices in mind. However as I am new to web development, I'm not exactly sure how I would go about testing my websites on let's say an iPhone, when ...
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.htacess mobile redirect stopped working

My .htaccess mobile redirect code used to work. Now it stopped working. Does anyone know why? Here's the code: rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.anumberoneanimalandpestcontrol.com$ [OR] rewritecond %{...
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Is webpagetest.org unreliable with mobile testing? I'm trying to get accurate results

I use webpagetest.org to test my website very often. When I used a couple of remote desktop computers on their site, my TTFB (time to first byte) measures between 1 and 400ms. However, on nearly all ...
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Compressing images for desktop and mobile site or adjust size?

I was looking at http://marcjschmidt.de/blog/2013/10/25/php-imagepng-performance-slow.html and towards the end of the document, I learned something from the chart at the end. If I use a very high ...
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Does bootstrap hidden-sm effect SEO consequences

So hiding text can be seen by Google as a black hat SEO trick, that's what I have read on many articles out there. So when a user is viewing my website on their mobile, There are usually a few things ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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Running my site on an old-fashioned phone emulated [closed]

Back in the day before iPhones were invented, different technologies (like xhtml/wap) were used to present pages. Now it seems that all new devices are HTML5 compatible. I want to support the largest ...
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One website for desktops and one for mobile in the same domain

I have two websites, one is served to desktops and the other is served to mobiles and tablets. I redirect users with a JS script. I know redirection isn't a good practise for Google. What is the ...
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Mobile google SERPs return a desktop url instead subdomain mobile url

We have desktop and mobile site respectively. www.example.com for desktop and m.example.com for mobile. In Google.com mobile SERP, with the search phrase Weather in aaa(city) returns mobile subdomain ...
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Is it official that I can't have any ad unit above the fold on my mobile site?

I read the adsense rules and FAQ's and it states I can't have an ad unit above the fold that takes up a large portion of the users screen and they specifically mention the 300x250 ad unit. I used the ...
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Would a CDN solve the problem of me making $0 RPM on my mobile site?

I read the following policy on google: Is placing a 300x250 ad on the first view screen of a smartphone considered a policy violation? Yes, this would be considered a policy violation as it ...
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SEO Impact of using Responsive Design and the serving of different content on the same URL

We are currently working on redesigning our site and making it responsive. It is a search intensive site with complex functionality, a lot of search filters and a lot of content. Our mobile versions ...
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wrapping web site

Using hosted web app solution, you can easily wrap any existing website and create Widows App. The same you can do for Andriod and iOS using manifoldjs. So I can create many hosted apps, ad some ads ...
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Google mobile usability errors

I received an email from Google saying my site has some mobile usability issues. The email said the following: We’ve found critical mobile usability issues in pages on my website. Mobile ...
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Rel=alternate / canonical implemented for mobile, canonical not being respected

I manage an ecommerce website that has mobile URLs on a subdomain, so m.rootdomain.com. On the mobile URLs, there's a canonical pointing to the relevant product on the www. subdomain (desktop site). ...
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.htaccess mobile redirect issues

I'm trying to set up a mobile redirect for a site with 2 subfolders, and I cannot get both to work at the same time. This is the structure of the site www.example.com/EN/ www.example.com/ES/ This ...
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Google mobile friendly test is showing a responsive website only at a wide size

I recently had a re-think about my website and decided that if I was going to build something new I might as well go all the way and make it responsive with CSS. So I've built it and tested it out by ...
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Mobile Application Organic Traffic in Google Analytics

How to Check Mobile App SEO Traffic? Is there any way to track visitors coming from organic medium to the app?
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maximal optimal image dimensions for mobile

I'm trying to figure out the maximum image dimensions I should use for my primary image on each image page on my site when it comes to mobile. I already used image compression and that lowered the ...
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Google SRP not showing Mobile breadcrumb

I have implemented schema code for Breadcrumb on mobile site which is same as on Desktop. Now Desktop breadcrumb structure is getting visible on Google SRP, but when i check Mobile breadcrumb ...
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Excluding mobile devices from google analytics traffic with the analytics opt out plugin

Ive got a dynamic IP at both my office and at home, this leaves my only option for blocking myself showing up in google analytics the google analytics opt out browser plugin, this works fine when im ...
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Why does Googlebot-Mobile crawl desktop content?

Identical desktop and mobile URLs, no subdomain or sub-folder: Desktop URL site-name.com <link rel="canonical" href="index.php?/..."> Mobile URL site-name.com <link rel="canonical" href="...
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Adsense size limits

As some are aware, I have a desktop and mobile site with adsense. I also noticed something interesting today. On my mobile site for the past 20 hours (before I made changes), I had ad units of two ...
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How does the Media Query apply to smartphone resolutions?

With the launch of new iPhone 6 Plus with a resolution of 1920x1080 px, it got me thinking how is this resolution different from the screen widths we UI developers define in our CSS in media-query ...
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Updating Google sitemap for mobile

I have a series of utilities to generate Google sitemaps for my whole site. These files are massive, and slow to build. We want to start telling Google these pages are mobile-crawl-able too, by ...
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Mobile Google Chrome Not Resizing Responsive Website

I am new to designing responsive websites which are done in pure PHP and CSS, and I am not using any CMS like wordpress. I am using @media screen and (max-width:....) for the responsive design only (...
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Can't get my browser to show me the mobile version of my website

I'm trying to debug something in the mobile version of my website, but I just can't make it show up on my desktop browser. I'm using the plugin "User Agent Switcher" on Firefox with this user agent: ...
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How are new sessions calculated on a mobile WAP website?

On a 2G phone connection while surfing the mobile website if a user receives a call, what happens to the page session? Does the session continue or is it considered to be the new session?
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Yandex mobile services robot - is it really a mobile user agent?

As you can tell, I want my website indexed properly in as many search engines as possible. I'm looking at Yandex and using its "Server Response Check" tool which is similar to "Fetch as google" tool ...
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Hosting a mobile app and web [duplicate]

I need some advice on hosting my mobile App and web! Our team is based on San Francisco. We've developed a mobile App (and website) which is supposed to be launched in a month. Its service is similar ...
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Is google penalizing SEO of websites with non device-width viewports?

These articles make it look like they are: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6101188?hl=en https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/layouts/rwd-fundamentals/set-the-viewport This ...
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Google Mobile Frieldy ignores mobile version even it Vary: User-Agent is set

We have our website in two versions - desktop and mobile. Checking on multiple devices, Android, iOS and various browsers mobile device simulations, mobile site is properly loaded. Despite of this ...