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It seems that google still refuses to pay for my idea of having the most important part of my mobile web page (the picture) to fill the screen. I guess this is because google believes all the content is "below the fold".

Now I feel that I have to slightly wreck user experience by making the user scroll slightly by adding more textual content on the first screen.

On my desktop site, theres tons of content above the fold, and the picture begins mostly on the second part (after scrolling) and I'm earning money on that.

So my question then is just how many characters of user readable text do I need at minimum for google to think that I have sufficient content above the fold? I don't want users to have to scroll too much to see the picture.

  • Oops, read your question wrong... Google is complaining that your ads are too far down the page? – Simon Hayter Nov 12 '15 at 21:46
  • I never heard that before, I thought "above the fold" means what people see on a page without scrolling. – Mike Nov 12 '15 at 21:57
  • I think the main issue is that most of the content above the fold is all picture. People without browsers with the ability to load images have to scroll to see text. – Mike Nov 12 '15 at 21:58
  • Do all of those images use unique alt tags? I don't see why Google wouldn't treat them as content. – Simon Hayter Nov 12 '15 at 22:05
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    Mike, I know I say this a lot, but you worry far to much. Google and other search engines are not stupid, they understand repeatable content and in no shape or form will it hurt your rankings... take Pro Webmasters as a prime example, it has 100,000's of pages with Know someone who can answer? Share a link to this question via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook. Your Answer By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service. at the bottom of almost every page, its not duplicate content, its repeated content that is ignored by Google in the ranking of the page kw' – Simon Hayter Nov 12 '15 at 23:46

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