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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 104

by dave420 (#49519683) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today
And this change can serve to force those sites to get their acts together, as Google has frequently penalised sites for broken user experiences. If a company's mobile site is being returned as their search result, they will (if their marketing department knows what they're doing) do anything they can to get it higher. Mobile sites are designed with the other differences in the platforms in mind. Clearly it's more than just screen resolution - touch-compatible inputs & UI, reduced data usage by more use of AJAX, high-DPI compliant, and so on. Picking one difference and pretending it's the only isn't helping you differentiate from the usual waft of people scared of change :)

Comment: Re:Instead... (Score 1) 104

by dave420 (#49519569) Attached to: 'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today
Well, actually, their ad revenue is a secondary concern to their search engine. If their search engine doesn't work, people won't use it, and so they can't make money from AdWords and so forth. The way they can maximise their profits is to get as many people using a service, and the easiest way to do that is to offer a good service. It seems many old farts on this site aren't particularly happy with anything changing, so when Google changes anything, they get all cranky and call for the nurse.

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