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Google's "Website Armageddon"!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    i just got this... google strikes again. :(

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    "Today is the day that your non-mobile friendly web site gets the boot from Google.

    April 21st is the Day that all websites should be mobile friendly. Google has said it will penalize sites that are not mobile friendly.

    How bad is this going to be?

    Well, that depends upon how much of your web site traffic comes from mobile phones. Anywhere from 30%-60% of the traffic to my web sites comes from mobile phones.

    Test your web site at, http://www.brickandmobile.com/mobile-emulator/"
     
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  2. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Its really about time to penalize the sites, mobile is such a large part of the internet and responsive layouts have been out for years.
     
  3. antichrist

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    I have a site that gets 80% mobile traffic. No changes yet.
     
  4. Nonilol

    Nonilol Elite Member

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    Thats probably because you got a mobile design?

    However I havent noticed any changes on my very few sites that arent mobile friendly, it might take some time.
     
  5. praetserge

    praetserge Power Member

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    I'm not going to reply to OP as he's been away or just drunk for a few months.

    But I have to agree with antichrist, tried to see any differences and there're NONE so far... mobile, desktop, anything... just normal fluctuations.

    Nonilol, just confirmed it with his lol... he didn't see anything but already ready to tell us about this "huge" update.
     
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  6. antichrist

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    I do, but a lot of my competitors do not have mobile friendly sites, so i was hoping to see a nice boost.
     
  7. splishsplash

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    Keep us updated over the coming days. I'm very interested in seeing if your competitors do drop out and you get some significant boosts.
     
  8. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    I have not seen any movement in rankings yet and moz weather looks normal http://mozcast.com/
     
  9. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    Maybe its taking a few days to do go though the vast index to update the rankings. Its best to just go ahead and work on getting your site ready for the mobile hit if it does actually come, because even if it doesn't you still may gain a higher conversion rate among mobile users that do visit your site.
     
  10. xNotch

    xNotch Registered Member

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    What I wonder is how does one make a program to tell if a website is "mobile friendly"?
     
  11. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    google already has one

    https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
     
  12. neu009

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    Old news really ... anyways check couple of pages, as the GWMT Url shared above will just check the particular URL you input not the whole site and since any negative impact is on a page basis it makes sense.
     
  13. Capo Dei Capi

    Capo Dei Capi BANNED BANNED

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    If someone is using a mobile theme wouldn't there entire site pass and not just the home page?
     
  14. TayaX

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    I got hit on a mobile friendly website that was using a CPA locker. Food for thoughts.
     
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    Interesting point there McPatrick, anyone doing this?
     
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    Google had announced Mobile Friendly URL Tool. check on the web Master Tool. My site has passed the test.
     
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    Something is going, see lots of movements at the moments, some positive some neg. not sure what is going on!
     
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    I was hoping to get a good boost on one of my sites because all of the sites above it are not mobile friendly.

    Had a look today and not a sausage has changed.

    Rubbish - down with Google they can't even manage to fuck up the results properly any more.
     
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  20. The Scarlet Pimp

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    i checked and i get many hits from people on mobile units, time to make sure my pages look good.