The real title of this post should be "Google, Arse, Elbow". I'm working on a site for a client and it's starting to appear in the Google index. However, imagine my shock when Google tells me that my site isn't mobile friendly. Google pops a message that's only seen by you in the search results and, apparently applies an SEO penalty.
Oh noes! So you click on the 'Your page is not mobile friendly' link and get taken to Google's mobile friendly test page. After some chundering by Google's servers it analyses your page and tells you that it's not mobile friendly and also why it deems it such.
Hmm, not good. But Google being good do give you link to their PageSpeed Insights page where you can get further details of why your site isn't mobile frie.......oh, wait a moment! PageSpeed Insights tells me that my page is the bees knees when it comes to mobile friendliness.
Whoa! In fact my page scores 100%. I'm surprised that my page hasn't reached out from my laptop display and given me a hug because it's so friendly. OK, so let's head back to Google's mobile friendly test page and give it the once over again.
Oh dear. Google's changing it's mind according to which way the wind is blowing. It's a shame that my site gets flagged up like this as there doesn't seem to be any way that I can influence the fact that Google has decided my page isn't mobile friendly. Perhaps time will tell.
* The image for this post is of Mobile, Alabama. I'm sure it's a friendly place and looks much more interesting than a mobile phone.