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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 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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Google Mobile not displaying thumbnail

Why Google Mobile Search does not display thumbnail for websites even if schema.org, meta tags and OpenGraph tags are all correct and follows SEO best-practice? As you can see from the following ...
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Google mobile search not displaying thumbnail [closed]

Recently and all of sudden, Google stop displaying the thumbnail in mobile search for a band’s website I manage. The page is filled with opengraph tags, json+ld schema, main image is placed above the ...
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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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Mobile Usability Error - clickable elements too close together

I don't quite understand how the mobile usability works but it is detecting the problem on the wp-includes path when using Wordpress. What can do to stop it?
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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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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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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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Optimizing data downloaded via 'link' media queries and asynchronous loading

I have a website that tries to make sensible use of media queries and avoid 'expensive' CSS for users of mobile devices. My eventual goal is to make it 'mobile-first' but for now, since it is based on ...
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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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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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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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Is my project a web site or a mobile app?

I am a web developer. I have been developing web sites professionally for 15+ years using ColdFusion, SQL Server, and jQuery. I am doing a project for a client that uses the above technologies. The ...
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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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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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Mobile phone detection (brand, model, browser etc)

What do you use to detect visitor's mobile phone, down to the model if possible? Currently we maintain our own database but it's really getting behind due to lack of manpower to maintain it, so we ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a mobile friendly site with adsense qualify as not mobile friendly?

I don't get it. According to http://www.monetizemore.com/blog/best-ad-sizes-for-mobile-devices-in-2015/, Google would label a URL as mobile-friendly if it believes it is mobile-friendly. When I ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Fixing “Page is not mobile friendly” report from Google test

In search results google reports "this page is not mobile-friendly". I want to fix this. when I test my website in the mobile-friendly test, it reports: Content wider than screen. Clickable ...
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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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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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How do people create website where they have a screen shot inside a phone image?

I am trying to work on my website, which is for a mobile application. While I can put an image of my app screenshot on my website, what I am not sure how to do is to create a shiny device image like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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