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Prevent crawling of mobile site will impact the actual's site ranking or indexing?

We have a responsive mobile-first indexing site in place. Unfortunately, the m.example.com - mobile version is also there and it ranks for certain keywords. We don't want to have such a separate m....
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How to allow Googlebot to crawl paywall content?

My website has pages for around 1000 companies. Without an account, I only allow users to view 5 company pages a month (I track them by cookie). And Googlebot can crawl my site freely since it does ...
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Can Googlebot crawl content from JS fetch?

In my website for many pages, on page load I would call fetch in JS to get the data from the server and then render it. I wonder whether Googlebot can crawl content from fetch? I have tried to search ...
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Can Google bot index pages built with websocket if I implement dynamic rendering?

This is the first time I build a website so I did not know anything about SEO when I started. I built many pages of my website to be rendered by React + Redux with the data received from websocket (...
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What are the SEO ramifications of duplicate content on the same page?

My question has some similarities to this one. But since I am asking about a very specific type of section on the page I think it warrants some thought as to whether the approach I am looking to take ...
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Embedded YouTube videos make my site fail Google's mobile optimization tests

I have a website with a responsive theme optimized for mobile. Despite that, many pages don't pass the "mobile-friendly test" from Google (https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly) Here is the ...
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Thumbnails in Google search results for mobile are cropped [closed]

I have a problem with the thumbnail images shown on google search results page. If I search for "Kevin Sneader" on mobile (iOS or Android), the images seem to be cropped in the thumbnail in Google ...
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Could it hurt our rankings if Google's mobile friendly test says some resources don't load due to "other error?"

Our page passes the Google Mobile Friendly tester, loads in less than 4 seconds in tests on other sites, and loads in 2 seconds in Chrome on iPhone, newest. Every time we test in the Mobile Friendly ...
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Disqus comments cause "clickable elements too close together" in Google Search Console mobile usabality report

I just got an email from Google that they found some problems on my site: clickable elements too close together Content wider than screen I fetched problematic URLs as Googlebot and noticed that it ...
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JavaScript console errors in Google Search Console - is it still mobile-friendly?

I am seeing mobile usability issues in my Google Search Console report. When I tested the pages they were 'Mobile Friendly' but there were some page loading issues: page resources couldn’t be ...
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Googlebot smartphone redirect

We are using two different domains for our desktop and mobile websites. "www.x.com" and "m.x.com". The users with mobile devices ending on "www.x.com" are (302) redirected to "m.x.com" I have just ...
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How do get the list of non-mobile friendly URL of my website?

I have around 1,500 pages in my website. I want to know the list of non mobile friendly URL. How can I get the list of all pages, so that i can work on it, to make it mobile friendly.
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Google only serving m. results despite correct alternate/canonicals

This is for a client site. Google seems to only return mobile results for all search queries. The m. and desktop site are not competing or conflicting with each other however.. All m. pages have the ...
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Google Mobile Friendly test shows "other error" for resource loads

I get the error "Couldn't load 23 page resources" when doing the mobile friendly test at https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly However, the error message is (the rather unfriendly) "Other ...
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Googlebot-Mobile ignoring robots.txt, pretending to be Googlebot

I'm very disappointed that Googlebot is apparently ignoring my robots.txt. I have the following sole entry for my /robots.txt: location = /robots.txt { return 200 "## $host ## \n #Dear ...
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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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Will googlebot misinterpret my site if I had no spacing between anchor tags?

Some sections of my website involve displaying a list of photo thumbnails. The source code to that is similar to the following when condensed: <div> <a href="1">1</a> <a href="2"&...
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Mobile Sitemap - Error 404 - WMT dont index it?

I have a site that is not responsive. It has 3 versions : PC, tablet and mobile, every version has different pages . I have made 2 sitemaps: one for the PC version and one for the mobile version. ...
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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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Webmaster Showing Desktop Pages in Mobile Usability errors

I have same URL for both desktop and mobile content, but changes their format according to User-agent. Google search console is showing error as "Touch elements too close" for some pages which are ...
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Dynamic Serving: Verifying which version of the page Google is showing on Mobile SERPs

We have a large content/informational site which serves pages dynamically based on user device (the same URL for both desktop and mobile). Title tags for mobile pages do not match those set for ...
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Google mobile usability errors - resources blocked by robots.txt

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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Does every page HAVE to be mobile friendly even if its almost unimportant?

I received the following regarding a URL of a page recommending a feature that only applies to desktop users: Faulty Redirect URLs redirect to an irrelevant landing page instead of the equivalent, ...
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How should a robots.txt be for a wordpress site in order to be mobile-friendly ?

I run a site built on wordpress and my question kind of sums up what I am looking for. There has been an update on google according to which "mobile-friendliness" of a site is now considered as a ...
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Will server side redirect for mobile devices satisfy google? [duplicate]

Because our client base is largely government agencies, we have been way behind on mobile support for our site. Now with google making mobile readiness a core part of their search rankings, it is ...
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Make Google recognize my mobile site

We have our normal website - http://www.example.com. We now also have a mobile site - http://m.example.com. If a "mobile" user visits my site, we have JavaScript that detects it and auto forwards ...
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Discrepancy in Recent warning to Fix mobile usability issues

Our website has a desktop version and a separate mobile version (/mobile) which is determined in the .htaccess file when mobile users access the site they are taken specifically to the mobile site. ...
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Conflicting test results when using The Mobile-Friendly Test and PageSpeed Insights

Our website uses an open source product to detect user agent and based on that, it servers mobile theme or desktop theme to users. I know the exact difference between mobile-friendly test and ...
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Google wrongly marks my mobile friendly site as not-friendly

I have a site for creating random passwords: http://passwordcreator.org I was very surprised to get a notice that the site has mobile problems because it is mobile friendly. Here are the things ...
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Vary Tag For Dynamic Serving Mobile Pages

You know; Google suggest us to use Vary Tag at our diynamic content mobile pages. please check the link: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/mobile-seo/configurations/dynamic-...
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Should i disallow my mobile url's via robots.txt?

I'm trying to code my sites mobile version. it will be like this: www.example.com => mobile.example.com im using this alternate tag in desktop page; thats ok: <link rel="alternate" media="only ...
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Desktop ↔ mobile site redirection logic

I want the to know the correct desktop to mobile redirection logic. How should a visitor be sent to mobile version or the desktop version of site? I've a mobile site: m.example.com and desktop site ...
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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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Is it important to add a mobile sitemap?

I've recently added a mobile version of a web-app. Most web-page URL's like mydomain.com/folder/page now have another version mydomain.com/mobile/folder/page In the web-page I've added: <link ...
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How do I prevent duplicate indexing by Googlebot-Mobile?

I have only one version of my web-site, and it is optimised for both the desktop and the smartphone. I've noticed that Google crawls each page exactly twice: once with Googlebot/2.1, and again with ...
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