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Google's Webmaster mobile usability test says my page is not usable, while pagespeed says it is!

I have this one page on my website, where google search console is claiming it's not usable on a mobile device. it even delivers a screenshot demonstrating a half-baked website, where the main image ...
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Image sizes for desktop and mobile platforms

I am building a very simple four page website; actually, I hired a major hosting company to do it but they're core competency stops after loading text and images into pre-existing templates. The top ...
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How to stop automatic download of PDF in mobile browser

I have created a website (still under development). While I am directing to a PDF link in the mobile browser it is automatically being downloaded instead of opening in a new window like desktop ...
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Google Mobile Friendly Tester Issue - Preview Shown Is Very Small

The mobile friendliness tester is saying that my text is too small, and that clickable elements are too close together. I ensured that ALL text on the page was above 18 font to test, and Google still ...
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Page resources couldn’t be loaded in mobile friendly test (wordpress site)

Hi there to webmasters community. I have a wordpress site and I just realized a problem. When I run the mobile friendly test by google and go to Crawling - http response - more information - page ...
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How to whitelist page from Google Mobile Usability issues check?

My site has a page that admittedly only looks good on desktop. How can I tell Google Search Console "Thanks for the Mobile Usability issues warnings, no need to tell me again about this ...
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Could a specific website be blocked or throttled for all users by Verizon

UPDATE: The issue was in fact a Verizon "routing" issue. I reached out to Verizon and was given the go around, so I contacted my host who did some testing. We used Nord VPN to mask the ...
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Are there pitfalls to implementing a hybrid site with both responsive layouts and dynamic serving layouts?

I have a 20 year old site that I want to upgrade to a responsive layout. Originally it was a desktop-only layout but when a significant portion of my user base went mobile I implemented dynamic ...
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Do all my pages need to be mobile friendly?

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 ...
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Google Search Console errors occuring and disappearing all the time

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, ...
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Google Search Console Soft 404 for separate mobile and desktop URLs

I have a webiste with two different URLs for mobile and desktop. I linked everything with canonical and alternate tags and updated my sitemap.xml. But the Google Search Console keeps throwing "...
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Why does Google Chrome use the wrong device pixel ratio to choose the image size on a Moto G4?

Google Chrome takes account of DPR(device pixel ratio) while calculating Image width to download for a specific device. But recently I found an anomaly. I simulated on (Moto G4 device having DPR 3) ...
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How can I activate a suggestion box on form fields for improved UX? Does this relate to autocomplete="on"?

I have a contact form with six or seven fields. The user may fill out the form on multiple occasions though, each time, the information they enter on all but the last field is likely to be the same. I ...
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Should a content site have both AMP and "normal" mobile versions?

We are trying to improve the Google functioning of some local news site(Custom built with PHP, no WordPress or anything like it). Currently there are 3 versions for each page: desktop, mobile and AMP(...
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max-width and data-srcset: Chrome is loading the wider version on mobile

I've been trying to use responsive+lazyload images on my website, and I created the following piece of code: <center><picture> <source type="image/webp" media="(max-width:...
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Can I change the name of my site as shown in the mobile search results on Google?

I'm working on a wp site that is displaying the incorrect name of the brand for Google search results. This only happens on a phone/mobile. Each search result is in a card with a little breadcrumb ...
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Data URLs not working in the address bar of Firefox Mobile browser

I've been running some experiments and it's clear to me that an SVG Data URL like this: data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2000/svg' viewBox='0 0 36 36'%3E%3Cpath fill='%23A0041E' d='...
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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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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 showing for mobile Google search result when using Cloudflare

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 Showing in the ...
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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 ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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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 ...
Ofer Zelig's user avatar
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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 ...
sahilseo's user avatar
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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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