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Urs
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Message # 1 | 11:26 PM
Google is in the process of reviewing different sites from many providers and webmasters.

So they are starting to send mails about sites you own.

I give you an example that i received today.

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Google Webmaster Tools Team
wmx-noreply@google.com

Fix mobile usability issues found on http://thassos.ucoz.com/

To: webmaster of http://thassos.ucoz.com/

Google systems have tested 115 pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these 115 pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users.

Fix this now:
1. Find problematic pages
View a report of the non-mobile-friendly pages found on your site, and the issues discovered.

[Inspect mobile issues]

2. Learn about mobile-friendly design

There are a variety of techniques you can use to make your site mobile-friendly. Specifically, look for information about the issues brought up in Webmaster Tools.

http://goo.gl/tiaWUV

3. Fix mobile usability issues on your site
Fix the issues preventing your site from being mobile-friendly.

Not sure how to proceed?
• If your site is built with software like Wordpress or Joomla (also known as "Content Management System” or CMS), read the easy steps to make a CMS mobile-friendly.

http://goo.gl/BjMl91

• Read more about building mobile-friendly websites on our Developer site.

http://goo.gl/LbBEqc

• Ask more questions in our Webmaster Central Forum —mention message type [WNC-451500]

http://goo.gl/suonkI


First thing if you read this : http://goo.gl/BjMl91 then scroll down to :

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How do I make my site mobile friendly?

If you know the software your website is built with, go directly to the dedicated guide:

WordPress
Joomla!
Drupal
Blogger
vBulletin
Tumblr
DataLife Engine
Magento
Prestashop
Bitrix
Google Sites

If your website software isn’t listed or you have any feedback, feel free to fill in this form.

To get you started, we have put together the following general guidelines:


And click fill this form and ask for uCoz to be listed there with a guide. [Example : Please write a detailed guide about how to make my site mobile friendly in uCoz,]

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Now basically what Google is saying is that they will punish your ranking if your site is not mobile ready for mobile searches but between you and me this will extend most likely in the near future to all searches not just mobile ones. So to be safe in order to have the best rankings possible you will also have to use a responsive template no matter what device the search is coming from.

I use a standard non responsive uCoz template ( Design # 949 ).

Errors that appear in my detailed webmaster tools report are :

1. Mobile Usability > Small font size
Make sure all font sizes comply with mobile usability standards.
https://developers.google.com/speed/docs/insights/UseLegibleFontSizes

2. Mobile Usability > Viewport not configured
A viewport scales the page to the correct size for mobile browsers.
https://developers.google.com/web....mentals

3. Mobile Usability > Touch elements too close
Make sure your links and buttons are far enough apart.
https://developers.google.com/speed....riately

4. Mobile Usability > Content not sized to viewport
Make sure your pages don't require horizontal scrolling to view completely.
https://developers.google.com/web....iewport

5. Mobile Usability > Flash usage
These pages include Flash content that cannot be viewed on mobile devices.
https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6101188

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I have two questions for now.

a) Is uCoz developing responsive templates now and in the future in accordance to proper guidelines in order to avoid any problems ?

b) If i have to move the site to a new responsive template i will have to change all my 20 pages first that have "Apply personal template to the page" ( since i used those to insert titles and meta descriptions to every single page ).

So i would have first to select the titles and meta descriptions and save them, then deselect this "Apply personal template to the page" and then update whole site to new design. After that i should rewrite titles and meta descriptions via conditional operators ?

Example :
Code
<?if($URI_ID$='page72')?>        
<title>The cave</title>        
<meta name="description" content="About the great cave">        
<meta name="keywords" content="cave, the great caves, caves">        
<?endif?>


So conditional operators would be better than "Apply personal template to the page" since i would need more than 20 at this moment ?

Until the SEO module comes to English what is the way i should chose to make this transition and keep the titles and meta descriptions there since i don't want to have compatibility issues if i switch CP to Russian use the SEO module and then back to English for some other tasks ?

This is for now thank you and keep in mind the Google changes.

Post edited by Urs - Saturday, 2015-02-14, 11:38 PM
Sunny
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Message # 2 | 3:25 PM
Quote Urs ()
a) Is uCoz developing responsive templates now and in the future in accordance to proper guidelines in order to avoid any problems ?


Yes, we take into account the guidelines.

Quote Urs ()
b) If i have to move the site to a new responsive template i will have to change all my 20 pages first that have "Apply personal template to the page" ( since i used those to insert titles and meta descriptions to every single page ).

So i would have first to select the titles and meta descriptions and save them, then deselect this "Apply personal template to the page" and then update whole site to new design. After that i should rewrite titles and meta descriptions via conditional operators ?


Yes, it's better to use conditional operators instead of personal templates since their number is limited.

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Good
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Message # 3 | 11:58 PM
Is it ok to enable PDA template in this situation?
Post edited by Good - Monday, 2015-02-16, 11:58 PM
Sunny
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Message # 4 | 8:52 AM
Good, you can either enable PDA templates and customize them, or you can use one of the responsive designs.
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Good
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Message # 5 | 5:19 AM
Yes, I have enabled them PDA template and google confirmed my site mobile-friendly.

It means that my website has two templates at the same time which one is for mobile and one for PC. smile
Urs
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Message # 6 | 4:25 PM
Sunny, do you know how to insert images on a HTML page on uCoz so that they become "responsive" meaning they will scale correctly with the borders depending on resolution ?

A CSS rule like :

Code
img {
      max-width: 100%;
      height: auto;        
}


Only partially fixes the image. When the borders are too tight the image becomes distorted in height.

Any optimal way to insert in a site responsive images ?

Thank you.

Post edited by Urs - Sunday, 2015-03-08, 4:25 PM
xrobertdevine
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Message # 7 | 6:51 AM
HLA, Creating a multilingual website without using widgets such as Google translator widget on your website would require creating a custom switcher on your website as Urs has mentioned. Please go through the link above. For your information, Google Chrome has a built in automatic translation extension which automatically translates a website to the users default language.
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imran
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Message # 8 | 12:21 PM
Urs, HTML in uCoz is the same as HTML anywhere else. I don't think I can provide more info on responsive images than Google wink
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Haider
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Message # 9 | 5:00 AM
I also got this message :
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Fix mobile usability issues found on http://gamezinn.at.ua/

To: webmaster of http://gamezinn.at.ua/

Google systems have tested 51 pages from your site and found that 100% of them have critical mobile usability errors. The errors on these 51 pages severely affect how mobile users are able to experience your website. These pages will not be seen as mobile-friendly by Google Search, and will therefore be displayed and ranked appropriately for smartphone users.

Added (2015-03-12, 5:00 AM)
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Sunny please guide what all can I do and like Good Said she have different templates for mobile and desktop so how can I do so.
And what do you meant by PDA ? cry


Sunny
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Message # 10 | 10:11 AM
Haider, to enable PDA (mobile) templates on your website, go to Control Panel -> Settings -> Common settings -> Activate PDA templates. You can use the default templates or you can customize the PDA (mobile) templates in Control Panel -> Design customization:



You can also use one the most recent standard designs, most them are responsive (i.e. adapted for different screen resolutions, including mobile devices). The most recent templates are displayed first in the template gallery (Control Panel -> Design -> Choose design from Template Gallery).

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Urs
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Message # 11 | 12:40 PM
Tomorrow, on 21 April 2015 the new giant algorithm change from Google is coming :

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-mobilegeddon-2015-4

Is the photo album module / video module & other modules considered mobile friendly in upcoming uCoz templates ?

This must be taken into consideration when designing them, otherwise they will be outdated before they arrive.

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Message # 12 | 1:07 PM
Here more details : http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244175

https://www.google.com/search?....+change
Post edited by Vorpal - Monday, 2015-04-20, 1:08 PM
Sunny
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Message # 13 | 3:03 PM
Almost all new uCoz templates are responsive, i.e. mobile friendly. If you are using older templates, you can customize the PDA templates to fix all possible issues. And if you are a premium user, you can get a new standard mobile template for your website together with your plan (upon a request to the Support Team).
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