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Website is lacking Tablet impressions, what might problem be?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ThopHayt, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    One of the websites I run has an odd problem.

    They get a good number of mobile phone impressions in Google, but they get zero Tablet impressions.

    The website is a responsive design, and Google has deemed it "mobile friendly" already. No administrative warnings have been generated as of yet either. Its been 3-4 months and really no Tablet impressions. Any idea whats wrong? Is Google reporting wrong, or is it really getting no tablet traffic? And if not, what may be the cause?
     
  2. ChanzGrande

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    Have you tried visiting it yourself on a tablet device?

    Is there tablet detection code via user-agent employed to send tablet traffic to another destination? In my opinion the most likely scenario here does involve redirecting tablet traffic in a way that bypasses analytics. Wondering if anyone else has any other ideas about this.
     
  3. ThopHayt

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    There is no traffic re-direction because its a Responsive design. It simply adjusts based on screen resolution. Its been tested and works beautifully. THe site does great in desktop and mobile phone traffic, but virtually no tablets at all.
     
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    maybe people just aren't visiting your site from a tablet
     
  5. ThopHayt

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    That IS possible, but given the amount of desktop and phone traffic that is highly unlikely.

    Here is a question that could help me: What CAN cause Google to withhold tablet traffic? Are there any knows issues that they can have with code/CSS/anything?
     
  6. b1step-ahead

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    tablet traffic across the board is like 20% or less... depends on the niche etc.. you could have your analytics only set on a tablet traffic from wifi,, idk... would you use a tablet for your site?
     
  7. ThopHayt

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    The thing is before the rebuild this website had about 15% tablet traffic, now it gets zero almost. Its definitely not getting the tablet traffic, but I have no idea why and its really frustrating. I can't think of ANY reason for it though because this new site is mobile friendly according to Google.
     
  8. dankerman666

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    You can set a rule in your tracking link through the admin options in your analytics. Maybe you need to do that or Google may just funnel tablet users now as high end mobile devices.

    You have me curious now lol.
     
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    Thanks, I'll see if that option is set and report back. Appreciate the time/help mate.