• http://www.redstarcreative.co.uk/ Andy Kinsey

    it makes sense, especially on the all too common faulty redirect. they are just annoying and you would either just click back or spend 15 mins on what will always be a rubbish website trying to find the content that may not even be there.

  • RyanMJones

    I’m on board with this. There’s nothing I hate more than clicking on a news article, being taken to the mobile homepage, served a popup that asks me to install the app, Fat fingering trying to tap the small x and being taken to the app store, switching back to my browser, then being unable to find the actual article I wanted on the mobile version.

  • Brian Klais

    Looks like 2013 will go down as the year Mobile SEO finally got real. I see Google suggests “testing on as many devices / emulators as possible” to identify and fix faulty redirects… in our experience, that can be very time-consuming. We recently launched some free diagnostic tools to make this process a bit less painful, would love feedback from SEL community: http://www.pureoxygenmobile.com/toolkit/

  • http://sushubh.net/ chromaniac

    https://twitter.com/mattcutts/status/344516902753816576 Matt said that it would only affect rankings for smartphone users.

  • davidquaid

    Um, Matt Cutts said “may” – just because it makes sense doesn’t make it a logical progression. Lot’s of odd things make “sense” in the absence of other facts….

  • nikobogio

    what about responsive layout? would that resolve the mobile friendliness? or you need a dedicated mobile version along with a different url as shown in picture above?

  • Ahmed Khalifa

    But does this also apply to mobile sites which are not indexed?

  • Ian Simmons

    So, where is googles complete guide to properly optimizing mobile so these things are not an issue?

  • http://www.mobilemartin.com/ Michael Martin


    Guess you better take down or revise this article then – http://www.searchenginejournal.com/mobile-seo-is-a-myth/35012/ ;)