In the website context this means sites that are designed to be viewed on devices with lower resolution screens than desktops.

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Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different?

Hearing about the problems with mobile browser detection I plan to add a button to my site which enables the users to switch manually between normal/mobile version of the site. The button sets a ...
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Should I block indexing of my mobile site?

I notice that Yahoo and Bing have started indexing the mobile version of my website, which is located at /mobile from the root. All of the mobile content is just a reduced layout version of the real ...
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Which mobile browsers for testing?

I've mobile optimised a site with media queries and I now want to know which devices / emulators I should test with. Where can I find information on what mobile browsers are out there, ideally with a ...
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Majority of mobile devices support media queries for screen width?

Where I can find statistics on what % of mobile devices browsing the web support media queries for screen widths? I want to know whether for mobile optimization I can assume the majority of users' ...
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Does having a mobile version of a website improve the page rank?

Does google crawl the mobile version of a website? I would think not, since the user agent would be that of the google bot. If it doesn't crawl it, does it mean that having a mobile version of a ...
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Javascript reliance an issue for mobile optimised sites?

I'm mobile optimising a site with media queries. As I understand mobile browsers are generally quite modern and can handle CSS3 etc well. So does this mean javascript reliance for the mobile version ...
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How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop?

Are there any good tools that can be run on desktop machines (Windows or Linux) that can simulate a mobile device, preferably with some options as to screen size and mobile browser (user agent if not ...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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URL for separate mobile site

I've had a look through this site and found several similar questions but none which address my current needs. Normally I create responsive sites but on occasion I will create a 'desktop' and a ...
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What are the most efficient/effective ways I can build a website for Mobile and Computer?

I want to make a website for one thing, I don't want to make two websites for one thing I want to make one. You probably agree with that. The problem is, we're walking away from this massive 22" ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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Mobile device screen resolution statistics?

Are there any statistics (or an industry standard) for mobile device screen resolutions? I'm optimising a site for mobile. So far I've just used one media query and it works fine down to about 240px ...
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Website design using responsive approach or mobile site

I have been looking for mobile desktop website solution & I am confused with the information available on internet. In some case article talk about Responsive approach with the future but i am ...
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Will ranking be affected with a mobile XML sitemap for a mobile site with the same URLs as the desktop site?

We have a site with both a desktop version and a mobile version. Most of the content are the same and both versions have the same URL, but the HTML generated is device specific. Looking at Google's ...
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How to change website on device orientation change?

This question is in the context of a previous one but I think deserves another thread on its own. Being able to detect user agent and serve mobile or desktop version is good, but is there also a way ...