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GSC retires Feature Phone error category

     
1:08 am on Nov 30, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Just noticed Feature Phone missing from: Current Status > Crawl Errors > Site Errors > URL Errors

[edited by: keyplyr at 1:49 am (utc) on Nov 30, 2016]

1:38 am on Nov 30, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I've wondered about how useful that feature is/was because its use has seemed to be very sporadic. One of my busiest sites has been responsive for a few years and has never showed anything but desktop in the crawl > errors section of GSC. An older site is also fully responsive and all the feature phone errors I see for that site in GSC are 404s for pages that have not existed since before it was responsive - pages that have never been responsive or mobile friendly. Not very useful data.
1:50 am on Nov 30, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Feature phones possibly removed because their browsers don't support SSL?