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Responsive Design Case Study - FCK RESPONSIVE

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by darulez, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. darulez

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    As I despise responsive themes, I went out, to see if there is REALLY some # change.

    I am well aware, that ANY theme changes "can" cause dramatic on page changes, so I try to kept the on page stuff as close as the original setup wich an eagle#s eye on H1 and the usual wordpress crap putting it's anchors all over da playz.

    old theme was good old twenty ten.

    site 1,dsze, was twenty17.

    sit2, dpe, was bootstrap.

    both sites were changed theme on 1. march.

    like, mentioned, I

    serptracking is done on serplab and on gwt.
    serplab is monitoring ALSO the "mobile device" serps.

    both sites dont really rank for any buyers intent keywords and are my pet projects. so if they are fucked up, I dont care.

    I am kind of eager to find it out myself, now, cause, I write the results, as I check the stats :)


    site 1, abreviated dsze:

    https://gyazo.com/887413bc54e25996af21b352319ac590

    they are nifty at google, they pick up on page changes within 48 hours. but, thats nothing new for me :)

    average, no change for desktop.
    average, no change for mobile:
    https://gyazo.com/7a222545d29152b7772d62adede8f0de

    will now lookg for the highest volume kw:

    mobile:
    https://gyazo.com/aaf87a2755bcb013175f83bc7f21470d
    > no change.
    desktop:
    > no change.
    https://gyazo.com/7d99289b374c6de60a870fb52340371a

    > which is kind of good for the proof of keeping "on page" equal to before :)

    will double check that now on GWT:
    I spare you the screen, there is nothing, neither desktop nor mobile


    ok, cause I am lazy, I will now switch to 2nd site with bootstrap theme.

    GTW:, mobile and desktop havent changed average:
    https://gyazo.com/6038de560bd89266f5fb8e60a9d46496

    will now check the hightes volume Kw in serplap for
    mobile / desktop.

    impressive.
    for mobile after theme change, a +60 penalty (!!!)
    https://gyazo.com/5b37acaaaa729d329af57b409ca08864
    double check in GWT.
    no conclusive data.

    serplab for desktop:
    https://gyazo.com/439096104f98fdfacf3e488f4d7435cd
    +60 penalty.



    Coclusion
    Site 1, wordpress "responsive theme"
    > No change
    Site 2, "bootstrap"
    +60 Penalty

    NO Site got a bonus or IMprovement after changing theme.

    I mean, ondoubltey G ranks both "mobile" and non-mobile sites slightly differently. but changing the theme? not really beneficial if your "mobile Unfriendly sites already ranks"


    great. now I can sleep.

    if you got any questions, please ask. else, I also plan to strip the site to plain HTML ;) and see what happens. I kind of like that idea ;)


    do you own studies, that mobile friendly aka sucks on all devices responsive bullshit is done for me.

    dont want to go into any more hate now.

    Kind of exhausted.

    oh, and as this is the white hat forum, I cant tell you those 2 sites had some PBN posts created in summer ;)
     
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  2. LuckyCharm007

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    Seriously... why do you even bother? You don't need to do a case study to understand that if your mobile version is not responsive you'll tank (eventually).
     
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  3. darulez

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    Some udpdate:

    as this +60 penalty was troubling me, I went to check some other KWs for this one site.
    NOTHING in # happend after theme change. neither desktop NOR mobile :/
    this +60 seems to be related with the "fred update".

    great. will be a good rest tonight.
     
  4. darulez

    darulez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    you honestly think I will respond with some serious comment to this??

    Oh, wait. Let me garble the usual:

    "google loves: [insert gurublogger 7$ WSO bullshit here]
     
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    Nope you have lost me here, the point of this is?
     
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  6. darulez

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    usual poiting out gurublogger bullshit "google loves" warriorforum crap and the "if your site is not |insert bullshit advice here|"&"you will |insert tank/plummit/lose/| rankings" .
     
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    Can you speak in English, i still have no idea why all the brackets, just speak plain
     
  8. darulez

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    "finding out if alleged mobile friendly theme" would help in ranking"

    which, it does not, in those 2 cases.

    Just hope @validseo doesnt posts his stats now ;)
     
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    I think you've missed the point of why responsive design is important, google won't directly hit or penalize you for it, they won't do anything at all. They quite frankly don't care, however, with the massive rise in mobile searchers, they'll visit your site and then instantly bounce because they hate the design of your website. If your website is captivating enough and doesn't force users to bounce then you'll rank just as normal. So I don't think the case study is necessary.
     
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  10. validseo

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    What's with the grief? If you don't like my shit don't read it. Or better yet put me to shame by contributing much better content. That's what the forum needs. What the forum doesn't need is another whiny bitch.

    85% of BHW agrees! Jk
     
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  11. darulez

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    "I think you've missed the point of why responsive design is important, google won't directly hit or penalize you for it, they won't do anything at all."

    nope, I dont. I kept that in mind. and I see it 100% the way you described.

    this personal was just to disprove to myself the usual gurublogcrap spilling out the nonsene that "sites rank better after mobile friendly themes".
    which is total BS.


    " If your website is captivating enough and doesn't force users to bounce then you'll rank just as normal."

    all my sites use the same theme. but are kind of "to the death" optimized in every aspect I can imagine without tinkering with javascript or directly PHP. hence, I would even use the old wordpress 2.x theme, but it sucks in design.

    though, I am thinking about the bounce rate..

    sadly, clicks are way to low to get anything at all conclusive.

    but, I just have to pick out my old iphone 5, hold it landscape and know, that static non responsive beats both themes in:
    usuability..
     
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    oh, dude, comeon. drink a beer. thats why we used smileys since the dark ages of newsgroups to make postings and comments friendly and NOT devaluating ..
     
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    It has nothing to do with what Google "loves" or doesn't love, you are just wasting everyone's time with this thread. What you are testing is common sense to everyone who is doing SEO and brings nothing of value.
     
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    I'm LOLing here man. Just griefing you back.
     
  15. darulez

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    honestly, I wont go into quoting any established blogs out there, claiming the switch from static to responsive "could help improve rankings in SERPs".
     
  16. LuckyCharm007

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    Why should you experience a boost when switching to responsive? I bet the top 50 position of 97% of any keywords that has at least 50MS already uses a responsive theme.
     
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    cause you read it everywhere as claimed advice?
     
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    Your case studies are execrable!
    Keep it up.
     
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    I always love OP's case, keep it up!
     
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    I vote for OP to get restricted posting on forum, he is sooo toxic :(
     
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