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Mobile friendly? Responsive? Lmfao.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by roadhamster, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Was working today on one of my websites trying to make it mobile-friendly. For the highest possible ranking, Big-G wants us webmasters to create websites with high-mobile-usabilty. The responsive part is not too much of a problem these days, Twitter's bootstrap does a hell of a job especially when not using Wordpress but going from scratch. Pagespeed on the other hand is a bigger challenge. GoogleInsights keeps nagging about render-blocking css'es and javascripts and things, but with a few tricks you can get a nice result for better rankings (hopefully). OK, I thought, but what about yourself Mr Google? I'm sure that the biggest searchengine, punishing others for having issues with the mobile usability of their websites, should be an example for the webmaster community.

    So let's check some Google websites: first one I did, ofcourse, was Big-G himself.
    Wauw, all green, 98 of 100 points. Very nice.....

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    Oops... PageSpeed received a 503-response from the server and gives us, the mobile users a very mobile-user-friendly I-am-no-robot captcha.
    Well, things can happen. Next one: Google Analytics.

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    Ouch! Poor???? 64 from 100 points? And that's only for the login screen in GA. Nice job.
    OK, who's next? Google maps.

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    Again a big fat ouch. 64/100. Showing a "This page is not optimized and is likely toprovide slow functionality to users. Whoops.... But what the heck, GMaps on a little tiny mobile device screen is a disaster, so who cares. Next!

    Let's try Youtube, one of G's flagships with a f*cking lot of mobile users, so this one has to be mobile-optimized as we've never seen before. I'm sure it is.
    Whoops....

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    Well, ended 1 percentpoint above GMaps, close call, YT 65 from 100 points, developers need to get some work done. According to PageInsights is the page missing some general performance optimizatiobs, which can lead to slow functionality for users.

    The story continues.....
    Google News:

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    OK, can live with that. Let's try GoogleDrive:

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    Ouch, that hurts. Poor-not-optimized-provide-slow-functionality-to-users. And again only a login screen. Needs a little more work Mr Google! Next!

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    Google Calendar. Poor.
    Next: GooglePlus

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    Needs work. NEXT....

    Google Translate:

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    Next:

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    Oopsie....
    Well, a nice average 65 from 100 points, not counting GoogleSearch for the 503error. Google has some work to do to bring their users the mobile-friendly experience they're expecting from others. But hey, who cares when you're the biggest and you control searchengineland. Penalize themselves? Don't think so.
    Anyways, I had a good laugh today.

    Google, above all, I love you, no matter what you think. The scary part is, Google knows me better than I know myself.
    Have a nice day.
     
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  2. I know SEO

    I know SEO Marketplace Mod Moderator

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    They have apps for most of these products so I don't really see why they would actually focus on mobile web...

    Also, you realise that tool is very poor? Most of the "advice" it gives cannot actually be implemented on most websites without causing issues with it.

    It also doesn't actually measure page speed, which is ridiculous for something called "pagespeed insights"

    Make fun of them for that, they deserve it.
     
  3. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    I know, but for a company complaining to others about websites not being user friendly, I expected more, if it was only to be an example. Not that I do care that much, it's more about the funny part of it.

    Correct, the only time I had a 100/100 score was with a white sreen with "OK" in it.
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    Images optimized? there are no images. CSS reduced? No CSS Mr Google. HTML reduced? Javascript reduced? It's a blank page with a few characters.
    Made me laugh again....
     
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    except that Google doesn't take into account the fact that you might have a mobile app when they crawl your site, right?
     
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    I use mobile YouTube. It is smooth for everything it needs to handle, other video websites simply crash in my old device. The YouTube team have done a great job.