howtogeek — 2013-06-12T13:21:01-04:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/165484/google-preparing-to-penalize-non-mobile-friendly-websites-in-search-rankings/
Visiting a desktop-only or misconfigured website on your mobile device can be a very frustrating experience. They are not easy to navigate or fail to work properly, leaving you with little to no satisfaction. To encourage websites to adopt good ‘mobile compliant’ practices, Google will be introducing new changes in how websites are ranked when users search on a mobile device.
nanogeek — 2013-06-12T13:27:25-04:00 — #2
Google : We rule the internet, Bow down to Us!
NSA : We rule you, Google... and we did it by asking Permission...
raphoenix — 2013-06-12T15:34:00-04:00 — #3
No one trust the net companies any more for anything. (LOL) (LOL)
thesilentman — 2013-06-12T20:34:30-04:00 — #4
Bad idea. Most mobile websites are horribly optimized and make me prefer the desktop version.
Also desktop (and mobile) friendly? Isn't that horrendously subjective? I'm pretty sure that I'm not the only one having trouble with mobile interfaces. -_-
robotsneedhugs2 — 2013-06-13T09:30:24-04:00 — #5
They also need to penalize this crap.
2noob2btrue — 2013-06-13T20:59:23-04:00 — #6
This is a crucial detail and on my first read-through of the article I missed it. I was like "has Google gone insane?"
wilsontp — 2014-01-17T15:29:29-05:00 — #7
There's mobile-friendly, and there's mobile UNfriendly.
I can demonstrate objectively that some web pages don't work on mobile devices, even iPads and large Android or Windows tablets. Anything that relies on the mouse hovering over an object to activate it (like a lot of sites do with navigation menus) is going to fail. Yahoo's login page used to fail on mobile browsers; it kept "centering" the login box, but on a mobile browser, that kept shoving it off the right side of the screen.
And this site gets all messed up on my iPad... I can't log in to at all on Chrome and the layout gets all weird on Safari.
It's one thing to optimize pages for small screens. However, every web site should at least work on a touch device, and right now that's not still the case.