In the Google Search Console I keep getting some errors under "Mobile Usability" that pop up every once in a while and then disappear again. To be more exact, it's these two errors mainly, that come and go periodically. I get them every two or three weeks:

  • Text too small to read
  • Clickable elements too close together

I looked at the involved pages that have this error and couldn't identify any of the named problems. What could be causing this? Do I have to be concerned at all?

Edit: Here is the screenshot that has been asked for. enter image description here

Two pages that recently have been affected by the second error are these two:

  • Could you provide a screenshot? That would be very helpful. A screenshot of these errors and probably a link of a URL page affected. By the way, you can do a check with Lighthouse (on Google Chrome) to fix some usability issues; that was very helpful for me.
    – Unix
    Aug 18, 2021 at 14:04

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This is fairly common, however, the frequency that you are experiencing it is not.

I manage SEO for a lot of websites, and only see this come up every once in a while. I hit "validate fix" and in a few days it's gone.

As far as indexability/crawlability goes, you don't have to be concerned.

However, you do need to be concerned about site performance.

Googlebot's rendering can be inconsistent based on how efficiently a site loads its pages. This error is often indicative of greater site speed issues.

Please run a test on Page Speed Insights and WebPageTest

If everything looks OK, then you don't need to be concerned with this. It is likely just Googlebot/Search Console being buggy.

Feel free to drop me a link to the test results, and I can look at this if you like.


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