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just a series of books, neither favoring desktop nor mobile
I would say that *does* favor mobile. In fact, I can think of few products that favor mobile more than books. It's a very simple, and presumably not super expensive product.
A person who's planning an expensive honeymoon halfway around the world may be less inclined to book a hotel room on a smartphone than someone who's on the road from Omaha to Denver
I meant that the underlying data will not be "tailored", so as webmasters we need to consider the mobile content to be the core ranking version.
Is Google going to ignore the desktop page's inbound links? That strikes me as being pretty unlikely
“What if I don’t have a mobile website?”But, but, but that premise is nonsensical--and it was nonsensical a year ago, or even five years ago. Unless you flat-out deny access to mobile user-agents, everyone has "a mobile website": it's whatever is seen at your URL by mobile devices. What’s the point of the binary split into “desktop site” and “mobile site”?
What’s the point of the binary split into “desktop site” and “mobile site”?
keyplyr - I can not believe that mobile factor suddenly should become the most important SEO factor?I don't know exactly what you mean by "mobile factor." Go read what Google is saying about the Mobile-first Index. They say they will rank desktop on the merits of the mobile site. That simple.
all sites are mobile sitesNot according to Google. Google has been very clear what it considers a "mobile" site. Lucy24, I explained this earlier in the thread where you asked the question:
what is a mobile site?There are 3 different classes of what SE's consider a mobile page/site:
• mobile friendly - the bare minimum. The site passes the mobile-friendly test, image sizes are within limits, content font size can be read.
• mobile sites - a separate version of the desktop built for mobile often accessed by sub-directory: mobile.example.com or m.example.com.
• responsive layout - currently the recommended version which adjusts to all screen sizes.
I am betting Lucy24 is on a mac, I don't think windows users resize their browser window at all.
See, keyplyr, this is all relevant. It's just the word "mobile" that's such a red herring."mobile" is not a "red herring." I have explained it twice now. In all due respect Lucy, it's only you that is trying to make that point. Google is clear what it considers a mobile site.
if you have crappy responsive websites you will score better than 20 year old non responsive websites in same niche?
So you gonna to tell me that perfectly designed responsive mobile sites with crappy content and less powerful backlinks gonna to score better than sites who is optimized for desktop and not responsive/not mobile?
It is very hard to believe in such a scenario. And It will be difficult to judge at this moment because the question is how strong will be mobile factor comparing with all other SEO factors who are important for good SERP
[edited by: keyplyr at 1:39 am (utc) on Jul 14, 2017]