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    Mobile-First causing Mobile Usability Issues?


    All of my clients have been getting the mobile-first message in Google Search Console. Along with this, they're seeing a spike in the number of Mobile Usability Issues appearing in Search Console as well. Nothing about the pages has changed and, quite frankly, they're aesthetically sound.

    For one particular client this seems to have affected their rankings.

    Is anyone else observing this trend?
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    If Google is reporting usability issues, you should correct them.

    The issues in all likelihood have been there all along and no one took the time to verify and validate the pages properly. Now Google is notifying you of said issues. Like I said you should correct them, regardless of whether the pages are aesthetically sound or not. Being aesthetically sound doesn't mean the site has no SEO issues. We see sites come through here that look great but have major issues that stop them from ranking.

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    Do you have a copy of the message?
    I too got a message from the console, didnt say anything needed fixed, in fact it said expect more mobile traffic.
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    Originally Posted by Test-ok
    Do you have a copy of the message?
    I too got a message from the console, didnt say anything needed fixed, in fact it said expect more mobile traffic.
    Got the same e-mail today.
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