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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Requiring authorisation on multiple devices

In creating a sort of "remote control" site, I'm wondering what the best way for authorisation is going to be. The simplest example would be: User logs in on desktop - page 1 is displayed (controlled ...
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How Google Web Starter Kit serves adaptive image for mobile?

My website weirdly (in a good way) serves smaller images when viewed on mobile. I wanted to know what cause this? As far as I know this is not the default behaviour, so I think it must be Google Web ...
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Canonical tags for separate mobile URLs

I have a Drupal website serving mobile pages from different urls (starting from /mobile). According to Google recommendations I should use the canonical tag to map desktop and mobile pages. Right ...
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How do you filter out traffic in Universal Analytics from employees on cellphones accessing the company website?

We have employees that access the company website using their smartphones. The smartphones connect with different ip addresses depending on if they are on a wifi access point, the 3G and 4G networks ...
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How to change website on device orientation change?

This question is in the context of a previous one but I think deserves another thread on its own. Being able to detect user agent and serve mobile or desktop version is good, but is there also a way ...
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How to make content load faster for mobile on a responsive design site?

So, I have a responsive design site. Studies say that for mobile devices we need to show a bit less content (graphics and such), and that we need to make sites load quicker for mobiles. If I set some ...
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search with mobile : does Google just look in the mobile-optimized websites?

When someone searches a keyword by mobile, does Google search in desktop version of all websites and find the proper result and then prioritize them according to the responsiveness or mobile-...
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'Buy the app' landing page implementations: redirect or JavaScript popup?

My site (using Django) has an app that I'm trying to push - I currently have a piece of middleware that redirects the user to a page advertising the app if they're accessing the page on the iPhone, ...
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Which fonts are the most common ones across different devices?

What is the most common font on different desktop and mobile devices. I need my website texts to have the same look and size on different devices.
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Website does not have post previews when viewing on mobile

For some reason when I view my site on mobile devices the homepage just displays the full article one after the other as opposed to thumbnail and text previews. Any idea what the reason behind this is?...
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Is there a way to see Desktop Events vs Mobile Events in Google Analytics like it does Goals?

In Google Analytics in the Mobile Overview it shows Desktop / Mobile / Tablet and has columns for conversions/goals. Most of our setup is using Event triggers not linked to any Goal though. For ...
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Incorrect rel-alternate-hreflang implementation

Google Webmaster Tools advised the following to us: We have noticed that on a number of the pages on your site the rel-alternate-hreflang implementation is incorrect. In particular, there ...
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What is more preferable, creating dedicated domains for mobile apps that shares different content or associate them with folders in one domain?

I want to consult you in an SEO matter which I am completely lost with. I've built a social mobile application that allows users to share text content and made all the content that appears on the ...
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Will Google omit my site from mobile search results if I do not have a mobile optimized site?

I have heard rumors that if I do not have a mobile-optimized web-site (whether through responsive design or redirection to a mobile version of the site) that Google will not show my site when a user ...
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Can Google track the referring URL from their Google Maps URL Scheme on Android and iOS devices?

If you click on a Google Maps URL link (comgooglemaps://) on a website in Safari or Chrome on an Android or iOS device that opens up the native Google Maps App, can/does Google track the referring ...
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Mobile site and ranking concerns

For this particular website there's no current mobile version. My question is: by creating a simplified mobile version of the site, with obviously less content but more accessible, wouldn't the site ...
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Mobile Redirect vs Mobile Responsive for SEO

Given that I'm using <link rel="alternate" href="http://m.example.com"> on my desktop site and <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com"> on mobile, is there any SEO reason for ...
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In the website for a mobile app, is it legal to show photos of actual phones?

In most websites that showcase mobile apps, photos of actual phones are shown as an example of what the app looks like. Sometimes, the phone's brand is visible; other times, the device is clearly an ...
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Mobile browser statistics by versions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What mobile browsers for testing? Where can I find more detailed mobile usage statistics so I know which devices to test on? This link gives info by OS, but not by version. ...
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Google Analytics for mobile site

My HTML pages redirect users with mobile devices to a /mobile folder with corresponding HTML pages. Should I paste the regular Google tracking code in the mobile pages too or will that mess up my ...
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Which Blackberry devices to buy for testing?

I want to test my mobile-optimised site on BlackBerry devices. I've managed to find out BlackBerry's market share, but where can I find out the rough market share of each individual handset so I know ...
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Website won't work without www on mobile phone

I have updated the .htaccess file so that when someone types in example.com, they are redirected to www.example.com. This works great on my computer, but when I try it on my cell phone is does not ...
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List of phones that support media queries? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Majority of mobile devices support media queries for screen width? Is there any resource that lists which phones support media queries? I'm optimizing my site. It works ...
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Downside to mobile first (media query / js reliant) design?

I'm working on a site where mobile optimization is important. I like the idea of a mobile first approach, where ALL CSS styles are loaded with media queries, and none are loaded as a ‘base’. This ...
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Website design using responsive approach or mobile site

I have been looking for mobile desktop website solution & I am confused with the information available on internet. In some case article talk about Responsive approach with the future but i am ...
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Which mobile browsers for testing?

I've mobile optimised a site with media queries and I now want to know which devices / emulators I should test with. Where can I find information on what mobile browsers are out there, ideally with a ...
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Multiple meta tags for mobile optimisation?

For mobile optimization I've read that you should include all the following meta tags: <meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="true" /> <meta name="MobileOptimized" content="320" /> <...
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SEOs: mobile version using AJAX: how to be properly read by crawlers?

Before anything else, I'd like to emphasize that I've already read this and this. Here's what I can do: First choice: create classical web version with all products in that page - http://www.myweb....
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Mobile device screen resolution statistics?

Are there any statistics (or an industry standard) for mobile device screen resolutions? I'm optimising a site for mobile. So far I've just used one media query and it works fine down to about 240px ...
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is it possible testing a site on a smartphone using a local server and wifi?

Is there any way to access a local server via a smartphone during developement, or must I test it online?
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What is the most accessible charting framework for mobile devices? [closed]

We are building a finance website and need to chart stocks along an x and y axis and would like to use pinch and zoom interaction to change focus on the charts. What is the most accessible charting ...
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Exclude pages from search results based on device class (mobile/desktop)

We're currently building a new responsive website. While working on the site map, we figured that we don't want to show certain sections on mobile devices. This can be easily done by hiding the ...
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Will ranking be affected with a mobile XML sitemap for a mobile site with the same URLs as the desktop site?

We have a site with both a desktop version and a mobile version. Most of the content are the same and both versions have the same URL, but the HTML generated is device specific. Looking at Google's ...
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Responsive design websites: one or two sitemaps?

Assuming one develops a website where the layout of pages depends on the device (PC, smartphone, etc...) - in other words it follows the responsive web design principles - should one create one or two ...
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Using same Google Adsense units for web and mobile versions [duplicate]

I'm redesigning a website. This time it will be responsive, so that the same pages that are loaded into a desktop browser will be loaded in mobile browsers as well. The question is: can I use the ...
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Mobile site redirection and Google crawlers

I have a HTML website where users can select a product (going through categories/subcategories) and then when they choose the product they can customize it in a Flash application. I would like to ...
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Is it okay to redirect all mobile users to a mobile coming soon page?

I recently read this article on google webmasters blog which said that we should avoid redirection of users on mobile to one single page as it interrupts their flow. Now I have a site on which I have ...
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Touch-friendly radio buttons for mobile devices?

I am using WordPress and WP Pro-Quiz to create a quiz. Each answer has a radio button on the side (input type="radio"). When I click anywhere on the same row from the touch-screen on my computer, the ...
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Does Google Search know if your site is mobile?

When a user does a search from their desktop, do Google search results know if any site is mobile aware? Does that affect their placement? What if a site is responsive? Many mobile validators don't ...
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Buttons or text navigation in mobile website

When building a mobile site, will using JPG buttons for navigation penalize the SEO for the site? (Assuming I use proper keyword alt text for the buttons) Stylistically the site obviously looks ...
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Filtering desktop users by user agent string

In order to determine whether to serve the mobile or full version of my site by default, I use a service that examines requests to determine the type of device they originated from. However, calls to ...
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Content blocks on dedicated pages rather than listed on one page

I am doing a web site for a client. The descriptions for all his services are rather short and precise so I decided to put them all (about 10 of them) on one page and have a sticky menu in the sidebar ...
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Web-based CMS for mobile app [duplicate]

I'm just about to start developing a mobile app which needs to be fed from a CMS. I started designing the tables when I thought there must be something out there which could save me a load of time and ...
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How to tell robots that site is viewable on mobile phones?

Is there any markup or meta-tag which I can place in the pages of my website to tell crawlers which pages are either for web or for mobile?
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Designing for mobile site?

I need to design a mobile site for phones and tablet, should I design for retina and scale down or the opposite? Or should I even design for retina? Thanks
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looking for a comparable service like one.com, but need more domain parkings? any ideas? [duplicate]

I have a simple and small website, webshop, email and mobile version. one.com would be OK for this, but I want to store some more domains which one.com won't allow. Thanks a lot people! rikolino
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Flash intro or embedded video?

So a client of mine wants his homepage to start off something like this: http://www.roche-bobois.com/#/en-CA/home (It's basically a Flash intro that starts with a vector drawing of a furniture ...
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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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301 or 302 redirect for mobile/non-mobile pages

I'm setting up redirection for mobile/non-mobile pages. User agent is detected and redirected appropriately, but the ?mobile=1 or ?mobile=0 flag can be used to force a switch. When that flag is used,...
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Redirect search traffic to mobile page

For my arcade website I made a tablet website (t.example.com) The flash games on my normal website (example.com) don't work on tablets. On the tablet website I publish HTML5 games that do work. I ...

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