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Does Google Analytics track Google crawlers?
like Google Mobile, Googlebot-Mobile
expat123




msg:4512325
 4:34 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)


Hello,

Does Google Analytics track Google crawlers like Google Mobile?

I would like to know especially whether Googlebot-Mobile is visiting my site? I am trying to determine if Google sees my site as mobile SEO friendly.

Or is there some other way to determine if my site is mobile SEO friendly?

Thanks.

 

D2Media




msg:4512338
 4:48 pm on Oct 25, 2012 (gmt 0)

No. They don't, because crawlers don't execute javascript to trigger a visit. Your better bet is to verify your site's ownership with webmaster tools and check your server's log files to see when the last googlebot-mobile visit occured.

phranque




msg:4512501
 2:16 am on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

your server access logs will tell you which if any urls googlebot-mobile is crawling.


what google says:

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Making Websites Mobile Friendly:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/02/making-websites-mobile-friendly.html [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com]

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Help Google index your mobile site:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/11/help-google-index-your-mobile-site.html [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com]

Developing mobile sites - Webmaster Tools Help:
http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=72462&from=40348&rd=1 [support.google.com]


have you tried the W3C mobileOK Checker?
http://validator.w3.org/mobile/ [validator.w3.org]


you should also be familiar with the W3C Best Practices for mobile web and the relevant Accessibility Guidelines.

Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0:
http://www.w3.org/TR/mobile-bp/ [w3.org]

Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/mobile/experiences [w3.org]

Leosghost




msg:4512519
 2:59 am on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

Or is there some other way to determine if my site is mobile SEO friendly?

"War driving" with a mobile phone, and check your SERPS positions from whatever open wi-fi you encounter..use Opera mobile ( not mini ) and flush cookies etc between each test..don't do it "signed in" to anything G..

Get some friends to do the same in various places countries..gives you some idea of where you "sit" ( in as much as personalised by IP and geo targeted SERPs can )..SERPs fed by G to mobile devices are not the same as they feed to desktops and laptops..not in the top 3 ? ( as in on screen on a 480x800 mobile phone screen, held "portrait", vertically , means you are invisible "below the fold" ..most people begin their searches with the phone in vertical position, people don't scroll SERPs so much on mobile...they scroll sites more than they do SERPs ) not in the top 3 on mobile phone SERPs, is a lot like having your server switched to "off"..

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