Your page is not mobile friendly
In this article, we will troubleshoot this issue – Your page is not mobile friendly error on google search.
I will discuss the full issue, provide troubleshooting tips, video tutorial to help you solve the issue and help you improve your websites SEO.
So, You own a WordPress website. Congrats on your hard work.
You wrote an article and its ranking in Google but you see that Google is complaining that – Your page is not mobile friendly. (its not necessary your website is unresponsive, its very unlikely because most wordpress themes/websites these days are responsive).
You can see demo of the actual error – Your page is not mobile friendly below:
So, if your website is actually responsive for mobile. Why is Google Complaining ? What is wrong with Google ?
Watch full Video Troubleshoot tutorial below – Your page is not mobile friendly: Which will also explain Why google complains and whats wrong with it –
So, now you have seen the video and understand that this issue occurs because robots.txt file. Which blocks access to Googlebot, for certain directories and files of your website.
Meaning, google can’t see your website properly when it scans it. Thats why it complains –
Example: My current robots.txt file due to which google complains
Upon taking the Google Mobile-Friendly Test here are my results –
So, Let update your robots.txt file with the code below.
Paste this code in your robots.txt file
Save the file.
At, the end your robots.txt file should look like this (please note – don’t add /blog, in your file as i gave a brief on this topic in the video above):
Example: My Updated robots.txt file with Which google is happy with ?
robots.txt file with solution to Your Page is not mobile Friendly.
Last Step –
1 – Take Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test for your website here: GOOGLE TEST MY WEBSITE
2- Enter your website URL and see the results.
3- Submit the page to Google’s index queue.
Final results of this troubleshooting session –
Page is mobile-friendly Says google! Is’t that awesome.
After saving the file now take the Mobile-Friendly Test again. This should solve the issue for you please leave a comment below.
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