Questions tagged [mobile]

In the website context, this means sites that are designed to be viewed on devices with smaller screen dimensions than desktops.

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How to manage page caching to serve different AdSense units for Mobile and Desktop

I'm trying to cache the pages of my website, which are responsive and show the same contents for Desktop and for Mobile, with the exception of the location of the AdSense units if the visit is from ...
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Can I rely on Google Lighthouse reports (especially for mobile sites)?

We have started to use Lighthouse to track the improvements we make to our sites. While this seems to work quite well for desktop sites, i.e. we see the values improve over time and as we make changes,...
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Are there any SEO problems if using separated html for mobile and desktop? [duplicate]

For me it is faster to create two website versions rather than a responsive one. The URL structure will be the same, the website will load the desktop template or mobile template dynamically, without ...
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Will redirecting based on mobile/desktop user-agent cause SEO or caching issues?

I have two versions of a website, the mobile version and the desktop version. Both websites are hosted on the same domain (www.example.com) and have a similar URL structure for most pages (www.example....
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What is the tiny square image (similar to a favicon) to the left of each webpage title in the Open Tabs Screen on Firefox Mobile for Android?

In Firefox Mobile for Android, when viewing the open tabs as thumbnails, there is a tiny square image (similar to a favicon) to the left of each webpage title. I'm pretty sure it's not a favicon ...
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Chrome Mobile: window.open starts up a Chrome PWA instead of opening a new browser tab

I have a PWA which, most of the time, I tend to use in-browser. In Firefox Mobile, I can click on a <button> to execute window.open which then opens a new tab in the browser, displaying custom ...
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Negative impact on SEO when mobile website version does not display full breadcrumb?

We want to customize the mobile website view of an insurance provider. For space reasons we would like to display only the last part of the breadcrumb on the mobile website in the future. Before we do ...
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Google Search Console reports mobile friendly errors after enabling WordPress caching plugin

I tried to test my site in the google webmaster, I got Mobile usability issue But when I exclude the Googlebot in my cache plugin it's working properly! The speed is important so I am trying to send ...
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Favicon is not being Showing under Mobile Google Search Result (Using Clodflair)

I already tried all instructions from google regarding favicon. https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/9290858?hl=en One of our sites is under cloudflare and our favicon is not being Showing ...
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How to resolve “Text too small to read” error from Google Search Console's mobile usability report?

What is the meaning of Text too small to read in the mobile usability section of Google search console?
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Are native and progressive “smartphone web applications” domainless?

I am a webmaster specializing in creating, maintaining and SEOing web applications of the subtype websites (or alternatively, solely-web-browser-executed-applications). I have never created what is ...
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Page not “mobile friendly” because style sheets won't load properly, what can I do?

I've just tested my website against google's mobile friendliness tester tool, and it shows that the page is not mobile friendly. That's because in that tester tool, the CSS files are not loading, and ...
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How should canonical and alternate links be handled for color variants of products between separate desktop and mobile URLs?

Working on a large scale eCommerce site (15,000+ products), with separate URLs for Mobile & Desktop. On desktop product pages, we have canonicals set up for color variations, so /product/green/, ...
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Is there a purpose for CSS media queries using mobile DPI resolution?

Often see people give DPI resolution on his Media Query for mobile. What is it for? Does it serve a purpose? Do we need it? I normally build my media queries for all devices (desktop, tablet and ...
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How to choose canonical when one desktop URL is broken up into several mobile URLs?

I have an adaptive website, and in the mobile version, we put the same data as the desktop version, but in special tabs which are accessible via route URL change. For example, we have the profile ...
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Getting following errors Text too small to read, Clickable elements too close together, Content wider than screen [closed]

I am getting the following errors in the GSC in mobile usability area. 1. Text too small to read 2. Clickable elements too close together 3. Content wider than screen I got the same error in the ...
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Do we have an “m-dot” site?

Attempting to follow Mobile First Indexing Dynamic Serving / Separate URLs I currently work for a company that dynamically serves content based on the user agent. However, it is not divided by ...
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Acrobat PDF loses interactivity in native mobile viewers - what to do?

I created an interactive PDF in Acrobat with footnote links and back buttons for figures referenced in the text. It's on my site as a download and it works fine when downloaded to desktop but when ...
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Google Search Console “Mobile Usability issues” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

Looking into a customers site that has been having issues with Mobile Usability issues in the google search console. Specific issues are: Clickable elements too close together Text too small to read ...
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Old site being loaded on mobiles when on 4G connections

Have deployed a new website for a client to my server a few months ago. The ip address propagated and the new site can be viewed on pc and mobile when on the wifi. When people are not on the wifi, i.e....
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Does Google Search Console respect rel=“nofollow” when doing validations?

I have a 3 links on my site that are throwing failures in the Mobile Usability section of the Google Search Console for: Text too small to read Viewport not set Google has no need to crawl these ...
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What does “Validation looking good” mean from Google Search Console's “fix mobile UX error?”

I had a page with "text too small" mobile UX error. Our dev guy fixed it, and I submitted it to validation with the idea that it will remove the "error" mark. I now have this report though: I am ...
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Google Search Console emailing “New Mobile Usability issue detected” but live test shows “Page is mobile friendly”

I have a site with 20,000 URLs per language. Each language is added as a separate property in Google Search Console. This month Google started emailing me about each of the properties due to "New ...
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Should mobile sitemaps point to canonical urls

I've recently developed a mobile-friendly version of an old site. The old site still does really well in the SERPs for key terms, so I don't want to redirect everyone (yet). But I do want to give ...
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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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What should we do with URLs that are desktop only from our separate mobile site?

We have a couple of desktop pages that don't have a corresponding mobile version (while the rest of the website does). How do I handle these desktop only pages for mobile devices? Which of the ...
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Content hidden on mobile responsive design

As much as this should have been a well-covered issue, I couldn't find a definite answer to this specific question anywhere. We run a scientific website which displays lots of well-established data ...
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Google reports mobile issues for directory listing page, will it hurt the rest of my site?

We have some mobile-friendly issues affecting /domains/.well-known/ This page simply displays: Index of /domains/.well-known Parent Directory (a link) pki-validation/ (a link) Do the mobility ...
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Mobile-Friendly errors from JS/CSS folders in Google Search Console [closed]

Google Search Console is warning me about Mobile Friendly errors. But all the errors are coming from the assets folder where I keep my CSS and JS files. Can anyone can help explain these errors?
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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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No “Mobile Usability errors” but indexed pages are not showing in mobile usability report

I recently moved a site from non https to https. All pages have finally been indexed and I don't see any mobile usability errors. However, the number of valid pages shown in the search console ...
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Google de-indexing our desktop site after we launched a separate mobile site with fewer pages

Recently, we launched separate URL site m.example.com for mobile users. That was a mistake because we don't have corresponding pages on mobile for every page on the desktop version. We have fewer ...
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

I'm testing the Schema.org Article schema on our site. The problem I encountered is that we serve our content over two different domains (one for desktop site.domain, and site.m.domain subdomain for ...
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Accelerated mobile page(AMP) and password protected admin area, Can I combine both in single page?

Full site being migrating to AMP. I want to integrate admin functionality to AMP pages, like simple links for deleting content, and huge forms(not mobile friendly) for editing content. It will be ...
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Will suppressing breadcrumbs on mobile website work from an SEO perspective?

We have an automobile website with pages in following hierarchy: Home > Make > Model > Variant i.e. Home > Audi > A4 > TFS1 Premium Plus We are showing the breadcrumbs on our desktop page but not ...
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Difference between Android traffic , Tablet traffic and Mobile traffic in google analytics

I would like to know the difference among Tablet traffic, Android traffic and mobile traffic. Whilst in my opinion Tablets and mobiles can have Android OS, and would like to know the difference among ...
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Google Mobile Usability says “Content wider than screen” even though I can't reproduce that locally and X overflow is set to hidden

Unable to fix error Google Mobile Usability > Content wider than screen in Google Search Console. I have try chrome mobile layout emulator from DevTools, set width to 320px but no horizontal scroll ...
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How to adjust the view port to get a website to display on mobile?

I have been working on an older website, and I was hoping someone could assist me with getting this website to display on mobile. https://www.technobox.com I realize this website needs to have a ...
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Is there an advantage for a completely dynamic mobile site opposed to having some pages at separate mobile URLs and some pages dynamic?

We are serving both mobile and desktop platforms through a single domain. In case of mobile, we append /m at end of the domain. In some cases, pages are served dynamically. Common URL for both the ...
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Dynamic Serving with different url [duplicate]

We have a website math.tutorvista.com. We use dynamic serving web pages. Desktop URL: https://math.tutorvista.com/geometry/analytical-geometry.html Mobile URL: https://math.tutorvista.com/...
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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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Are there downsides to redirecting of mobile pages to desktop for desktop browsers?

A lot of sites have separate views for desktop and mobile, such as example.com and example.com/m/. Almost no one redirects desktop users to desktop if they somehow end up clicking mobile link. Is ...
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Omitting “http://www.” from my URL doesn't load the mobile site

I designed and uploaded a site on a mobile format. It shows up fine but ONLY if I type out the http://. The client wants it to be as simple as possible. How can I have it automatically insert ...
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Google unable to load all page resources which is causing script errors and may be hurting our SEO

We just came to the fact that most of our websites have the same errors, but we don't know how to solve it. https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly It looks like some scripts on the websites ...
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Does traffic from mobile applications to website improve website's Google ranking?

There are many mobile applications (like messengers or e-health applications) that can send traffic to websites via advertisement. I wanted to know if this traffic can improve that website's rank (SEO)...
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My site is very old and is intended for desktops but 60% visitors are mobile [closed]

my site is 16 years old and still looks great on a desktop monitor but looking at the statistics 60% of visitors enter my mobile devices my question is there a simple zoom script to mimic the finger ...
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Old Mobile site redundant now main site is responsive

I have an old site which has a mobile.example.com, I finally got around to updating the main site to a responsive version that means the old mobile site is no longer needed. However I am not sure if ...
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Will it hurt SEO to have mobile URLs that end in “/AMP” when the same desktop URLs don't?

Is having /AMP at the end of the URL for mobile not good for search engines compared to a regular URL?
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Redirect to mobile version with sub domain

I know redirect a website to mobile version such example.com to m.example.com is the best after responsive design but my question is while the desktop URL is example.com/index.aspx and want to ...
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What should be canonical of mobile website?

We have two versions, mobile & desktop with URLs: http://example.com/ http://example.com/m/ What should be canonical of http://example.com/m/ web page? Should it have canonical as http://example....

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