How To Identify Mobile Errors In Google Search Console

You can check mobile usability errors in Google Search Console by clicking on 'Mobile Usability' in the left navigation

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Checking Mobile Usability Errors

Checking Mobile Usability Errors

You can check mobile usability errors in Google Search Console by clicking on 'Mobile Usability' in the left navigation. Then click on each usability error to identify each error page.

If you don’t have a Search Console account you need to open one using your Gmail account, then submit and verify your site. The usability errors should display immediately once the site is added.

The mobile algorithm is based on real-time, so once Google detects changes they will amend the mobile search results.

How To Fix The Mobile Usability Errors

Your pages could have individual usability issues so it is suggested to first view Search Console error reports which will display potential error pages, giving you direction of a fix.

Example of usability errors in Search Console

  • Content not sized for viewpoint
  • Touch elements to close
  • Fixed-width viewpoint
  • Small font size

Once identified amend accordingly then use the Google Mobile-Friendly Tool to make sure all issues have been resolved.

Google then need to crawl the pages before amending the search results.

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