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Is Lack Of A Mobile Site Hurting Me?

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 4627344 posted 5:53 am on Nov 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

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That blog is about redirect issues that involve the interface between the desktop www version and a mobile version of a site. It's clear Google is very sensitive to the mobile landscape and are prepared to penalise sites (the desktop WWW site according to the example) that don't redirect as per Googles preferred method.

I may be jumping at shadows but is this perhaps an oblique way for Google to say that if a site wants to be taken seriously and rank well against its peers, there needs to be a mobile version to reach the increasing number of smartphone users.

Is there anyone here who feels that not having a mobile site might be in some way be related to their post Penguin demise? I guess that question can be also be asked in reverse... has anyone seen an improvement in their desktop site after launching a mobile site?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member

Msg#: 4627344 posted 8:59 pm on Dec 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

@martinibuster Don't know what you mean by that. All our sites have no such issues with Apple devices.


Msg#: 4627344 posted 7:24 am on Jun 4, 2014 (gmt 0)

I dnt think google want something like that. My blog is doing really well without mobile version. I use mobile app to promote my blog and business. Mobile app development is easy as compare to mobile website.

Martin Ice Web

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Msg#: 4627344 posted 4:34 pm on Aug 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

We do not consider tablets as mobile devices because, among other reasons, they tend to have larger screens. Most tablet users expect to see tablet- or desktop-optimized pages when browsing the web. This means that, unless you offer tablet-optimized content, users expect to see your desktop site rather than your smartphone site.

I just set up my second site to responsive design and use insight speed from google to test it.
google says in refering documents setting up
@media only screen (max-width= 640px) as a good choice changing to mobile css layout.
I now wonder that google insight speed only treats the mobil version like mobile version when setting the @media to 990px?

My Ipad now with retina display is displaying the mobile version although it the screen is much more than 1000px.

Someone has experience with this?

It seems like google changing mobile rules without give a clear instruction? So users setup their mobile version to 640px are now seen as desktop versions!

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