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    Different Ranking in mobile and desktop

    The ranking is different in mobile and desktop. A website ranks higher in desktop but lower in mobile. Is there a way to rank higher in both versions or to improve the mobile ranking.
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    Google uses some different signals for ranking mobile pages but not for long. Soon it will define your overall rankings based on your mobile site which means in your case you are likely to lose rankings in the near future.

    To avoid this:
    1) make sure your site is responsive (e.g. don't have a separate sub domain for your mobile site like m.mysite.com)
    2) remove any pop ups from your mobile site which are triggered when the user first arrives
    3) make sure all the 'content' that is on your desktop version of pages is also on your mobile version or you could lose some rankings completely when Google starts ignoring desktop

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    also make sure your website is mobile friendly: https://www.google.co.uk/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
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    Make your site user and mobile friendly. That should be the start. Websites are usually rendered differently in mobiles compared to desktops. You need to optimize your site that it is easy for a visitor to read your site. Sample, if your site is not mobile friendly, a visitor may need to zoom your site in order to read, but if your site is mobile friendly, the font in your site automatically adjusts in mobiles when rendered, in a way that one doesn't need to zoom the page for it to be readable. It's more convenient that way.

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