I’m having trouble with Google Console accepting some pages as mobile friendly. My main page works fine, as do most of the important pages.

I have tried spacing things apart to the point that they look ridiculous, but nothing works. Some of the pages are very simple, with only a few words and using the same css that the working pages use.

Is it important that my entire site is mobile friendly?

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    Why are you trying to space things apart? Are you getting "clickable elements too close together?" Aug 19 at 9:17
  • @StephenOstermiller yes, I’m also getting “ Content wider than screen”, and I don’t know why. I have a sliding menu that hides outside of the screen on every page, so that can’t be it.
    – Cannabijoy
    Aug 19 at 10:55
  • There are tools that can help find these things. Have you been using the responsive layout in chrome or firefox dev tools? There are also tools like blogiestools.com/web-page-clickable-elements-checker-tool that highlight clickable elements. Aug 19 at 11:17

Google evaluates mobile-friendliness on a page by page basis, not for your site as a whole. Having some pages that are not mobile-friendly will not hurt the rankings of your mobile-friendly pages.


Yes, definetely. Most of the visitors use a mobile device. This is the reason why Google started to focuse on mobile devices (mobile-centric indexing by default since July, 2019).

Make sure that your website is fully responsive by using the right media queries. A well-structured layout using HTML5 with semantic elements would also help on it. Design matters, so it's all about HTML5 and CSS3, with a little of JavaScript when it's necessary.

  • My website only uses HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript (except for a little PHP for the contact form). I have even given every div a background color to see if it is running off the screen, but I can’t find anything. Will a few pages effect the SEO of my entire site?
    – Cannabijoy
    Aug 19 at 10:58
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    No. Google evaluates the pages one by one, not by site. Your mobile-friendly pages will not be affected by the other pages. I think the same that @Stephen_Ostermiller said. Actually, this information was explained by John Mueller on Youtube some months ago.
    – Unix
    Aug 19 at 13:12

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