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Why does my IP address become Google's IP address when using Chrome on the mobile?

You have Data Saver turned on in the settings of Google Chrome. It proxies all your HTTP (not HTTPS or incognito) traffic through an optimisation server at Google to make the pages smaller.
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Fixing "Page is not mobile friendly" report from Google test

In my experience the Google tool is just not smart enough to figure out clever CSS or other techniques you may have used to make your screen mobile-friendly. For example, I have had tables which ...
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Why does Google mobile site test say my site is not compressed when it uses content-encoding:br?

Compress resources with GZIP This is another one of those things where new technology is being shoved into our faces and some companies and/or tools aren't setup to handle it (such as the Google page ...
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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

I have remove all "position: absolute" from classes. But that classes were assigned to hidden content what fit fine on smallest smartphone screen, also most of them were not connected to any page ...
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Universal shortened doctype for all mobile devices

The XHTML doctype is for XHTML web pages and, unless you are serving your page as application/xhtml+xml, it ain't XHTML. I'm betting you're not doing that. Writing HTML as XHTML is called "tag soup" ...
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Comprehensive guide for Mobile Display / Resolution

For responsive purposes, you can use the devices resolution conventions: By using these dimensions, you cover a maximum of devices.
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Are there downsides to redirecting of mobile pages to desktop for desktop browsers?

Bidirectional redirects are good user experience I would go ahead and implement the redirects, it seems like good user experience to me. I suspect that it isn't always done because: Mobile sites ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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How to define an URL in Article schema on mobile domain

You say: when you're on site XYZ, the URL most probably should point to XYZ. However this is not quite accurate, as it misunderstands the semantic meaning of the url property in Schema.org ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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Could a specific website be blocked or throttled for all users by Verizon

It is definitely possible for Verizon to do this. The rest if this answer can only be speculation - Especially if you are using HTTPS , and your site is "not dodgy" look at your hosting ...
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How to stop automatic download of PDF in mobile browser

buxik's answer from How to display a PDF via Android web browser without "downloading" first looks like a good solution: You can open a file PDF in Google Docs Viewer by appending the URL ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Google trimming first few words on mobile

Looks like this was because of Google experimenting something. Today when searching with the same keyword Google displays the description as expected, everything shown from beginning and trimming last ...
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Does mobile site need SEO while desktop site already does it?

There are a few different answers to your question so I'm going to answer it assuming 2 things are true: You're talking about non-visible SEO (i.e. description tags, open graph tags, Twitter card ...
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Is there a benefit to using AMP on already fast mobile sites?

AMP's biggest performance improvement is its ability to lazy load images and ads. From https://github.com/ampproject/amphtml/blob/master/spec/amp-html-format.md: HTTP requests necessary to ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Compare mobile vs. desktop traffic statistics for other websites

ANY: No. You need to have control on the website. Having said that, tools like semrush, can give you some insight on competition but not quite exact data about mobile vs desktop.
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Google unable to load all page resources which is causing script errors and may be hurting our SEO

When you use this test, note that many ad tracking pixels/scripts (even Google's pixels and Doubleclick's pixels (Google owns Doubleclick)) may be blocked by their own robots.txt file that you cannot ...
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Page not "mobile friendly" because style sheets won't load properly, what can I do?

The most common cause for this problem is that Googlebot can't read the style sheets even though users can read them. Check to make sure that your robots.txt file doesn't disallow your style sheets. ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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Google Search Console errors occuring and disappearing all the time

This is fairly common, however, the frequency that you are experiencing it is not. I manage SEO for a lot of websites, and only see this come up every once in a while. I hit "validate fix" ...
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Do all my pages need to be mobile friendly?

Google evaluates mobile-friendliness on a page by page basis, not for your site as a whole. Having some pages that are not mobile-friendly will not hurt the rankings of your mobile-friendly pages.
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Google Mobile Friendly Tester Issue - Preview Shown Is Very Small

I suspect that it is because your <body> element doesn't have a width set. Try adding: body { min-width: 100%; } If that doesn't change anything (despite poor it being poor practice): body {...
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How to stop automatic download of PDF in mobile browser

This is by design. Each app does one such function.I dont think its possible. There is nothing you can do on your website. There may be browser that hss this function. But the common ones don't do ...
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Is it important to add a mobile sitemap?

John Mueller, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google, stated in April 2015: you don't need - and shouldn't have! - a mobile sitemap if your site doesn't have a feature-phone (WAP/WML, etc) version. If ...
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What is the use case for Fax links in a webpage?

You can just provide a link with GET variables to a third party pay-as-you-go fax service (i.e. like paygofax.com) that allows GET variables to populate. For example: <a href="https://www....
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Is having multiple index files for various devices bad SEO?

While exposed index files isn't a URL-friendly approach, your idea of redirecting to a specific index file based on what the client's device is actually a fabulous start because then search engines (...
Mike -- No longer here's user avatar
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What is the current practice for mobile domains?

The best practice is making your website responsive, where it alter the content shown using css file/files. Having a m. subdomain do a serious hit on your domain authority. Having all in one singe ...
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Auto Re-Size YouTube Embedded Video

You can try this: Remove the height and width from the embed code and put it between a div class and add a class to the iframe just like this: <div class="youtube"> <iframe src="//www....
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m.example.com vs. responsive website

If I am keeping both the website live, I feel google will find duplicate content which will impact directly on the search engine ranking. Google knows the difference and will not see it as duplicate ...
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Logo on Google AMP cards is not displayed in Google Search results

Currently, the meta data for the organisation is drawn from the Desktop version of the site. Add the schema data for the Organisation thing there and it will appear for other versions.
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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?

Google is answering a question keyed off of restaurant in koregaon park of the search query restaurant in koregaon park fitlogy. I tested this using a similar search restaurant in altoona yamato and ...
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Robots.txt blocking homepage on mobile SERP's but not desktop

Open Search Console and go to Crawl -> 'robots.txt Tester' At the dropdown for the latest version seen, it will list any times at which it had issues getting the robots.txt or times it was recently ...
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Mobile Load Time - Compressing JavaScript

To directly answer your question I would differ you to the Better Minify Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/bwp-minify/ It will easily let you compress your .js files. And it will allow you to ...
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