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 do canonical tags work when you have multiple versions of a website?

I apologize for how vague the question sounds; I was not able to write the complete question in the title because I ran out of characters. Before the duplicate monsters close the question, please read ...
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How do I enable users to download large images on mobile in an SEO friendly way without complication?

This is what is getting to me. Currently, the mobile version of my photo site allows people the option to view the photo full-size directly in their browser even tho its larger than the standard ...
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Noindex metatag in alternate mobile version of page with canonical to desktop… What consequences?

I have a desktop site to serve content for desktop and tablet users. I also have a mobile version of the site to cater to mobile phone visitors. Desktop pages have the following kind of annotations ...
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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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Google Webmaster Tools and mobile URLs

My website is composed of thousands of products, dynamically driven. Ex.: mysite.com/brand/model/ When looking at my Webmaster Tools, under the Smartphone Crawl Errors, I see a lot of "Invented URLs"...
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Is it OK to use jQuery for responsive web design?

I have been tasked to update a site to make it responsive and appear correctly on smart phones. Unfortunately, the site in its current form isn't very easy to work with - I can't just change the CSS. ...
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Should I block indexing of my mobile site?

I notice that Yahoo and Bing have started indexing the mobile version of my website, which is located at /mobile from the root. All of the mobile content is just a reduced layout version of the real ...
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Shall i make mobile version of my website indexed by search engines? [duplicate]

I have a website with a separate version for mobile and smart phones but the user cannot open the mobile version from Desktop and vise versa the Desktop version cannot opened from Mobile device(s). ...
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Should I index my mobile duplicate of my desktop website on google? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a mobile version of site be considered duplication by Google if the page is the same only the css is different? I have a duplicate of www.example.com with the url www....
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Can a WAP site go on a subdomain or does it need a new domain?

We planning to launch a mobile WAP site to our exiting customer lead tracking website. Is it necessary to buy a WAP domain or can we create a subdomain for our existing domain like wap.example.com?
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Subdomain versus .mobi domain

I'm planning to extend an existing website by a version which is optimized for mobile devices. Would it be a good idea to register a .mobi domain or is it better to use a subdomain (for example:http://...
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Should meta tags along with site verification, publisher be used on mobile website as well

I have a website with it's mobile redirection to http://m.example.com. They both are different website which share a same database and URL structure. Apart from couple of URLs, all redirect to the ...
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How To Remove a Slider from Responsive Design

I'm a small business owner that has (up until now) managed a successful website. However, with the pending Google Mobilegeddon, my website for some reason does not pass the Google Mobile Friendly ...
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Adsense test screen resolution

According to adsense, they want to see content above-the-fold and not have ads push content down below the fold. In order for me to set all my CSS measurements right, I'm curious as to what screen ...
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Why do mobile websites not offer an option to view the desktop version?

More sites now seem to have a mobile version and a desktop version of their website. When I'm on my phone, I'm redirected to the mobile version of applicable sites, and when I want information, I find ...
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Check Mobile Friendlyness on local development site [closed]

I am converting my site to be mobile friendly according to Google's check. Is there a tool or extension that will allow me to check my local development site meets the requirements? I've tried this ...
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Is there any way to see how Google ranks my websites 'mobile friendliness'?

I noticed in the news that Google has tweaked their search engine to favour 'mobile friendly' websites, but don't notice anything different when I do a Google search. Is there any way to see how ...
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how to do grouping of google analytics data?

I am working on a Unity3D augmented reality app (iOS and Android) where I want to send AR campaign data to Google Analytics. What I exactly want to do? Information about AR campaigns available, ...
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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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Get phone number of (via mobile networks) browsing mobile device

I recently figured out, that the web site of my phone provider (mobile) mysteriously identifies me and automatically logs me into my account when I'm accessing with my android phone, as if it knew my ...
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Trying to legalize both versions of my website

I have a desktop version and a mobile version of my website. Since the adoption of the mobile version, my adsense earnings were OK for a short period then dropped all the way down to almost $0 RPM. ...
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Getting mobile site warnings from Google despite having a separate mobile site

We have a mobile version of website for our company and even Google mobile site test passes our main website as mobile friendly but Google guidelines says to use responsive layout which we are not ...
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How to fix “No Etag header found” error?

I tested my website on ready.mobi and it shows MAJOR FAIL All page assets should use appropriate Etag headers to enable client-side caching and speed up future page loads No Etag header ...
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Is media=640px fixed in rel=“alternate” for mobile version

In this Annotations for desktop and mobile URLs I'm curious if the media="only screen and (max-width: 640px) is fixed irrespective of the width of the mobile device. In another words is the ...
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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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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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Mobile device detection logic reliability

I'm using the regular expression from http://detectmobilebrowsers.com/ to detect if if the site is being viewed on a mobile device. Just because of it's ease of use. Mostly it seems to be working. ...
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Google: Fix Mobile Usability Issues warning - Is Redirect Sufficient?

So recently Google sent out a mass warning to many of us to either fix Mobile Usability Issues on our website or risk having its rankings suffer. Google systems have tested 120 pages from your site ...
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Webmaster Tools: Mobile Usability Warnings - How to deal with adverts?

I have received last week a warning from Google Webmaster Tools about the fact that my website is not mobile-friendly. And it is not. The reason why we didn't opt for a responsive design is that ...
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Is it true that Google will effectively penalise mobile-unfriendly sites from April 21, 2015?

I have heard that Google will boost mobile-friendly websites in search results. My website is not mobile-friendly. Will my website penalised in the Google search results if I have not made the ...
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Blogger remove description in mobile view

What javascript should I use so that when screen size is less than 699px than description header should get removed any only blog name should be show. if (screen.width <= 699) { //...
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Are “m dot” sites a valid solution to Google's new “mobile-friendly” ranking algorithm?

Given a site which is not optimized for mobile (and not responsive), Google's new ranking algorithm, which is set to go into effect April 21, 2015, will result in a lower ranking. If the site does ...
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Should I have a separate sitemap for mobile pages and include that in my robots.txt?

I am working on site that has 20 mobile-friendly pages which are located under a /mobile directory. Should I have a separate sitemap for these mobile pages and include both this and the desktop ...
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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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How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop? [closed]

Are there any good tools that can be run on desktop machines (Windows or Linux) that can simulate a mobile device, preferably with some options as to screen size and mobile browser (user agent if not ...
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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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Cause a PDF from a website to be viewed automatically, even on phones

I have a PDF on my website. It works fine when on a computer, but on a phone, there is an extra step for the user. After going to the link with the PDF, they then have to click a link to view it. ...
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What is Google's policy about separate content on same URLs in mobile and desktop versions?

I'm currently developing a mobile version of my site where users' devices are automatically identified and then displayed either mobile or desktop view of the same URL. For usability purposes, I ...
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Will serving the same content from two different domain names (using DNS CNAME records) hurt SEO?

I'm considering setting up a mobile website. This site will be hosted on someone else's server with a domain such as: mysite.theirsite.com My issue is that currently, mysite.com is decently ranked ...
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Compare mobile and desktop usage over time in Google Analytics

Is there any custom dashboard to compare mobile vs desktop traffic over a year time period? I want to know how much usage has moved to mobile devices from desktop month by month.
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Should I redirect desktop users visiting mobile page to desktop version?

So I am redirecting mobile users to mobile version of the page and also have alternate attrubute set up for that: <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" href="http://m....
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Linking desktop and mobile pages

Since I'm a non-technical person willing to enter the mobile space, would like to ask for some advice and the specific code to add to my pages if possible. My desktop site is bilingual English/...
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Why do the meta description of my webpage is showing in Google SERP on mobile and not on web? [duplicate]

My aim was to display the meta description on this page to improve CTR - However, I was disappointed because the meta description is only shown in Google SERP on mobile not on Web. Please see the 2 ...
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Dynamically serving different mobile HTML content and having mobile site too

We are dynamically serving a HTML page that is appropriate for mobile users. It has the same URL but different HTML source code. We also have a separate mobile site. Is there any problem for Google ...
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How to tell google to direct mobile searches to the proper url

I have created a mobile version for each page of my website and I also try to detect mobiles from the Agent string. But for cases that I fail to properly detect a mobile, the user can force the mobile ...
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Does WordPress include native mobile support?

I have setup a site on WordPress that doesn't appear to adapt to mobile sites at all. I used to use Joomla which had a responsive mode. Does WordPress have any features or settings to adjust ...
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Should mobile webpages have hreflang links to non-mobile pages?

My site has multilingual links, which are specified like this on non-mobile pages: <link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="http://mydomain.com/page" /> <link rel="alternate" hreflang="jp"...
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How can my site detect mobile phones and switch visitors to a mobile Domain?

My Question is that when user enter the website: http://www.example.com then they will just go to automatically to http://www.example.mobi how can i do this .. is their any technique behind that. ...
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Mark-up for desktop and separate mobile version of site, can they be used cross domain?

When there is a separate mobile version of a site on a different URL to the main site, Google suggests to use their Annotations for desktop and mobile URLs. On the desktop page, add: <link rel="...

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