Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    PROFRBcom's Avatar
    PROFRBcom is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    April 2013
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked 805 Times in 519 Posts

    Default Desktop and Mobile Rankings WTF?

    One site we run, is not mobile friendly. It is desktop optimized and will probably stay that way. However, shockingly, it ranks higher for mobile search than for desktop search! How can this be?

    I have noticed this for a while by the way, even through the mobile rankings changes, and very recently the gap has widened between mobile and desktop rankings!?

    Name:  5ABXEV3.png
Views: 165
Size:  5.1 KB

    I can not for the life of me understand how a site that is not mobile optimized would rank so much better on mobile and tablets as opposed to desktop where it shines?

  2. #2
    ryanmarketing's Avatar
    ryanmarketing is offline Public Member
    Join Date
    April 2019
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA
    Posts
    14
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 11 Times in 3 Posts

    Default

    Have anything to do with your AMP pages?

  3. #3
    wonderpunter's Avatar
    wonderpunter is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    August 2013
    Posts
    2,100
    Blog Entries
    5
    Thanks
    381
    Thanked 1,505 Times in 889 Posts

    Default

    bot is a mobile crawler anyhow.. is this for all keywords or just a select few?

  4. #4
    PROFRBcom's Avatar
    PROFRBcom is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    April 2013
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked 805 Times in 519 Posts

    Default

    That is aggregate of all keywords on the site.

  5. #5
    PROFRBcom's Avatar
    PROFRBcom is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    April 2013
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked 805 Times in 519 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmarketing View Post
    Have anything to do with your AMP pages?
    What AMP pages lol. Does anyone actually go through the effort of making those? Again, I don't care about mobile... desktop is where the money is at for our audience. Our audience does not use phones to play poker, and even when they do, it's worth far less money than a desktop user. Hence why we don't care.

    I am open to being convinced though... why would AMP even be useful?

  6. #6
    tpivesgarcia's Avatar
    tpivesgarcia is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    March 2019
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    16
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PROFRBcom View Post
    One site we run, is not mobile friendly. It is desktop optimized and will probably stay that way. However, shockingly, it ranks higher for mobile search than for desktop search! How can this be?

    I have noticed this for a while by the way, even through the mobile rankings changes, and very recently the gap has widened between mobile and desktop rankings!?

    Name:  5ABXEV3.png
Views: 165
Size:  5.1 KB

    I can not for the life of me understand how a site that is not mobile optimized would rank so much better on mobile and tablets as opposed to desktop where it shines?

    If that data is came from google search console, google does not tell wether your website is mobile optimized or not. That rank or ave. position you we're saying is base on the number of search queries show in mobile search results that queries is able to show your website.

    You can refer to our stats also:

    Ave. Position by Devices base on the Search Queries



  7. #7
    seoheroes is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    April 2019
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post

    Default

    google moved to mobile first index ....

  8. #8
    PROFRBcom's Avatar
    PROFRBcom is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    April 2013
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked 805 Times in 519 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by seoheroes View Post
    google moved to mobile first index ....
    I am aware of that and mentioned it in the OP. All that means however is that the mobile algo is the major factor in determining what your rankings will be rather than the old desktop algo. However, I would assume that given they still report both Desktop and Mobile rankings separately, that they are still different for different users...

    ^^ Anyone disagree with this? Am I looking at this the wrong way?

  9. #9
    Sherlock's Avatar
    Sherlock is online now Public Member
    Join Date
    December 2013
    Location
    WC
    Posts
    3,006
    Thanks
    963
    Thanked 2,388 Times in 1,319 Posts

    Default

    The other sites are maybe even worse for mobiles than your site. Or rather Google is just stupid/random (looking at seo results is like Jews looking for the reason of holocaust and why some survived).
    We are all bloodsucking ticks, hungry, devious
    each one latched on to the ass of the previous
    when the last and the first latch on it can be shown
    ass-blood sucked by the first from the last is his own

  10. #10
    PROFRBcom's Avatar
    PROFRBcom is offline Private Member
    Join Date
    April 2013
    Posts
    1,340
    Thanks
    1,208
    Thanked 805 Times in 519 Posts

    Default

    My top KW are very different for mobile and desktop searches. Regardless of Google having moved to "mobile first indexing" and "mobile crawler" it is giving different rankings in the SERPS to different KW on different devices.

    And why a 95% unoptimized mobile site ranks significantly better in mobile search than desktop is a ******* mystery to me!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •