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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Robots.txt blocking homepage on mobile SERP's but not desktop

The meta data for the homepage on mobile is stating that the robots.txt file is blocking the page from being crawled. This is not the case for desktop. Desktop and mobile have the same domain, we ...
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What rendering engine does Google's PageSpeed and mobile-friendly test use? [closed]

You'd think just "webkit", but the screenshots it shows me (and the issues it finds) are quite different to anything that I've seen via devtools device testing or using actual devices. Is it maybe ...
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Google Sites defined dropdown items close immedately when used on Android device

I used standard Google Sites definitions for my horizontal navigation bar. The result works as expected on a normal browser on my PC. The dropdown items "Start the App" and "Serial number ...
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Has any one seen discrepancy in Google desktop search and Google Mobile Search ? Does it means google crawl mobile search prior to desktop search?

e.g Search this phrases in Mobile and Desktop " restaurant in koregaon park fitlogy " Check the Titles. Observe Discrepancy
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Logo on Google AMP cards is not displayed in Google Search results

Recently I started working on this news portal http://tichyseinblick.de. Its desktop and mobile/responsive version are quite bad in terms SEO and performance (inline scripts, non-progressive/...
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Google Mobile Search for client restaurant is showing incorrect text menu as part of result

Trying to help a client who has been asking Google Business Support to help but they say they don't know how to do so. When you search on mobile for "Coffee Rani Covington Louisiana" the mobile ...
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Forum Software Suitable For The Modern Web [closed]

I know that forums are in no way as popular as they used to be, but I always wanted to set one up, and still do, so I'm really considering my options. Let me outline what I'm after. I preferably ...
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How can I make my simple HTML pages more friendly to mobile screens? [closed]

I have had a simple HTML website up for a very long time, but since the rise of modern mobile devices (e.g. iOS, Android), the text rendered is painfully small and with very annoying fixed wide ...
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m.example.com vs. responsive website

I am working on SEO project for the website aasaanjobs.com. The website has two different entity for desktop users and mobile users. I was thinking deindexing https://m.aasaanjobs.com/ completely and ...
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Comprehensive guide for Mobile Display / Resolution [closed]

I'm building a website and I'm really strugling with what width to build the thing at. I've built it at 300px so that it can go on a mobile device comfortably. However, as I'm planning on having a ...
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Auto Re-Size YouTube Embedded Video

I'm building a website that I hope to feature heavily on embedded youtube videos, but the embed code only allows you to specify one width, which is a problem when it comes to the whole mobile ...
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Best Size for Mobile Viewport ( Scaling Down )

I'm building a website that I really need to be visible on mobile devices, so I'm building that at a standard 320px. However this is a little bit too narrow in my opinion. I upped the width to 440px ...
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Should I submit both mobile and desktop domain names for indexing on non-responsive sites or is that bad for SEO?

I have a desktop version of my site using yourwebsite.com and a mobile version using m.yourwebsite.com. Should I treat them as one site and only submit the desktop version along with its sitemap and ...
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Should I map /m/ and /mobile/ to the base URL?

I have a responsive site that adjusts itself for mobile viewports. Google comes along and looks for /m/ or /mobile/ from time to time. I don't like the 404 errors, so I'm redirecting those URLs back ...
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Facebook Audience Network(FAN) Ads with Adsense ads, is it policy compliant?

In my responsive website I want to implement both Adsense and FAN on same page for mobile visitors. Is it policy compliant? I'm not using DFP.
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What is the current practice for mobile domains? [closed]

What is the current "standard" practice for mobile (m.*) domains (and why)? When should I use them? When should I not? I've read some sources online (mainly stackoverflow and the google developer ...
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Is it a good idea to prefetch the homepage?

With so many visitors coming from search or social media, the homepage is obviously not the first things they see on most websites. And while some hit the home button - maybe 1 in 10 - most don't, ...
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How to tell if an incoming connection is a cellular network or not

I've got a page that will be loading a bunch of fairly high resolution images, as well as a full HD video. Is there a way to detect if someone is using cellular on their phone vs wifi, so I can use a ...
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Does mobile site need SEO while desktop site already does it?

The URLs of desktop site and mobile site are separate. We have already done the SEO for desktop site and it works great. My question is, in this situation, do we need do these SEO improvement on ...
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Displaying one version of webpage in SERP's based on screen resolution

For each page on my site with a mobile equivalent, I use the following HTML tag on the desktop version: <link rel="alternate" href="(mobile)" media="only screen and (max-width:500px)"> and I ...
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adsense on tall mobile screens without pushing content below the fold

I thought I did really well in the mobile world in terms of adsense, but my income is constantly lower for the mobile site than on desktop site. For the most popular pages on mobile, I'm at one cent ...
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Google trimming first few words on mobile

I am seeing a weird problem when searching for our keyword on Google mobile. Instead of trimming the description from end, Google is trimming first four words (it includes Action word) and rest of 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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Wrapping text around adsense ad for my website for mobile screens having widths under 320px

The attached picture is a picture of my web browser resized to a 240 pixel width so that I can emulate my phone. Adsense seems to like it when I wrap text (aka what they call "content") around the ad,...
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Is having multiple index files for various devices bad SEO?

I have two html files, one for mobile and the other file for the other devices. I am detecting mobile devices by using PHP a if ($modile) and this is followed by an include("example.html"> to ...
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Making a Let's Encrypt-secured site viewable on Windows Mobile 6.5

I operate a web application that I intend to make available through HTTPS to users of barcode-scanning PDAs running Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 Professional, which was Microsoft's branding for ...
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Prevent mobile webpages from showing up in desktop search if mobile page doesn't have a corresponding desktop version

For example, if I have a long single page desktop site and I break that site down into 3 individual mobile pages, do I say that the single desktop page is the desktop version of every mobile page? If ...
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Google rates a directory listing that is never linked from the site as not mobile friendly

I updated my web site to be mobile friendly last year and everything seemed to be OK, Google and other tests reported that it was now mobile friendly. However, I just logged into my Webmaster Tools ...
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How to redirect googlebot with mobile user agent to the mobile version, if users are redirected with media query

The setup is absolutely so, as Google recommends: www.example.com has a media query for narrower display sizes and redirects users to m.example.com, if display becomes narrower, as setting. Both ...
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Are there jQuery Mobile Ranking Issues?

I recently rewrote a website using JQM. The Google Analytic sessions are now about half of what they were with the old site. Is anyone aware of ranking issues with JQM?
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Universal shortened doctype for all mobile devices

I am trying to make my AdSense code load closer to the beginning of my mobile website code. My major bottleneck is the doctype declaration. What I have (as shown) is the doctype mobile profile 1.2 ...
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Why does my IP address become Google's IP address when using Chrome on the mobile?

I am tracking every member's geolocation (using db-ip) and everything is fine except mobile phones with the Chrome browser. They always give me the result US Mountain View California ip:66.249.xxx....
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How do I test my website on mobile devices [closed]

I would like to develop my websites with mobile devices in mind. However as I am new to web development, I'm not exactly sure how I would go about testing my websites on let's say an iPhone, when ...
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Use doubleclick for publishers to serve different ads for desktop and mobile

I am using AdSense and my goal is to serve a different set of ads for mobile users compared to desktop users. I'd like to it to work as illustrated in the image below where desktop users see an ad ...
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.htacess mobile redirect stopped working

My .htaccess mobile redirect code used to work. Now it stopped working. Does anyone know why? Here's the code: rewritecond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.anumberoneanimalandpestcontrol.com$ [OR] rewritecond %{...
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Is webpagetest.org unreliable with mobile testing? I'm trying to get accurate results

I use webpagetest.org to test my website very often. When I used a couple of remote desktop computers on their site, my TTFB (time to first byte) measures between 1 and 400ms. However, on nearly all ...
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Compressing images for desktop and mobile site or adjust size?

I was looking at http://marcjschmidt.de/blog/2013/10/25/php-imagepng-performance-slow.html and towards the end of the document, I learned something from the chart at the end. If I use a very high ...
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Does bootstrap hidden-sm effect SEO consequences

So hiding text can be seen by Google as a black hat SEO trick, that's what I have read on many articles out there. So when a user is viewing my website on their mobile, There are usually a few things ...
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Can 'crumbs' in a long line of breadcrumbs (using Schema.org) be removed for smaller screen sizes?

Let's say I have a page with 5 breadcrumbs; on a desktop, this looks fine but when viewed on a phone, the crumbs wrap to the next line. If I'm wanting the crumbs to fit into one nice clean line, am I ...
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Running my site on an old-fashioned phone emulated [closed]

Back in the day before iPhones were invented, different technologies (like xhtml/wap) were used to present pages. Now it seems that all new devices are HTML5 compatible. I want to support the largest ...
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Mobile google SERPs return a desktop url instead subdomain mobile url

We have desktop and mobile site respectively. www.example.com for desktop and m.example.com for mobile. In Google.com mobile SERP, with the search phrase Weather in aaa(city) returns mobile subdomain ...
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One website for desktops and one for mobile in the same domain

I have two websites, one is served to desktops and the other is served to mobiles and tablets. I redirect users with a JS script. I know redirection isn't a good practise for Google. What is the ...
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Is it official that I can't have any ad unit above the fold on my mobile site?

I read the adsense rules and FAQ's and it states I can't have an ad unit above the fold that takes up a large portion of the users screen and they specifically mention the 300x250 ad unit. I used the ...
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Would a CDN solve the problem of me making $0 RPM on my mobile site?

I read the following policy on google: Is placing a 300x250 ad on the first view screen of a smartphone considered a policy violation? Yes, this would be considered a policy violation as it ...
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wrapping web site

Using hosted web app solution, you can easily wrap any existing website and create Widows App. The same you can do for Andriod and iOS using manifoldjs. So I can create many hosted apps, ad some ads ...
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maximal optimal image dimensions for mobile

I'm trying to figure out the maximum image dimensions I should use for my primary image on each image page on my site when it comes to mobile. I already used image compression and that lowered the ...
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Google SRP not showing Mobile breadcrumb

I have implemented schema code for Breadcrumb on mobile site which is same as on Desktop. Now Desktop breadcrumb structure is getting visible on Google SRP, but when i check Mobile breadcrumb ...
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Excluding mobile devices from google analytics traffic with the analytics opt out plugin

Ive got a dynamic IP at both my office and at home, this leaves my only option for blocking myself showing up in google analytics the google analytics opt out browser plugin, this works fine when im ...
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A better method to save state between desktop and mobile site

This is something I want to fix for a long time. To begin, on my website I have a cookie named MDD and its set to 1 if the mobile detection has already happened. This is my code: RewriteCond %{...
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Why does Googlebot-Mobile crawl desktop content?

Identical desktop and mobile URLs, no subdomain or sub-folder: Desktop URL site-name.com <link rel="canonical" href="index.php?/..."> Mobile URL site-name.com <link rel="canonical" href="...