Google Labels Sites As Not Mobile Friendly That Are Mobile Friendly

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:12 am 20 by

Mobile3 Google 1900px

That issue where Google was labeling pages as not mobile friendly when they are is still maybe an issue? I am seeing new widespread reports in the Google Webmaster Help forums, dozens of threads of complaints of sites that are mobile friendly according to the mobile friendly tool but are being labeled as not in the mobile Google search results.

Here is one example from @danmozgai but there are tons of examples in the threads linked to above.

Google labeling AT&T as not mobile friendly in the search results:

Google Mobile Friendly Label Bugs

But the mobile friendly testing tool shows it as mobile friendly:

Google Mobile Friendly Label Bug

Heck, even my AMP page is marked as not mobile friendly - how is that?

Google Amp Not Mobile Friendly

The one thing I saw in common, with the exception of this example is that they all have red colored page speed scores. But like I said, there was at least one exception, so I am not sure.

Here is AT&T's score:

Google Page Speed Score

So why mark it as mobile friendly in the mobile friendly testing tool if it is not mobile friendly in the search results Google?

I asked Google about this but have not yet heard back.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help forums.

Update: This was a bug on Google's end and so John Mueller said they disabled the label for now until they fix it:

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 12, 2024

Jun 12, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

I Interviewed Elizabeth Tucker, Googler Responsible For The March Core Update

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Adds Return Policy Structured Data Support To Organization Level

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Google Maps Tests QR Codes On Business Profiles

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Adding New Optional Verification This Month

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

Google Tests Shaded Site Name & Favicon For Search Results

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Fun Video: Find Matt Cutts To Fix The Broken Links