26 Nov '14, 1pm

Google Mobile Test Fail Because Blocking Or Cloaking GoogleBot

Google Mobile Test Fail Because Blocking Or Cloaking GoogleBot

The other day, Google launched the mobile testing tool and since then, Google has found two common repetitive trends when webmasters are claiming the tool does not work right. Google's John Mueller wrote on Google+ that typically when the tool gives back an error saying your page is not mobile friendly, and you know it is indeed mobile friendly, is when you are (a) blocking GoogleBot from specific resources or (b) cloaking GoogleBot. In both cases, even if your site is mobile friendly, since GoogleBot doesn't know, it will mark it as not mobile friendly. John wrote more detail on Google+ to explain: 1. Too much blocked by robots.txt. Googlebot needs to be able to recognize the mobile-friendliness through crawling. If a JavaScript file that does a redirect is blocked, if a CSS file that's necessary for the mobile version of the page is blocked, or if you use separate URLs a...

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