Googlebot for smartphones found an increase in "page not found" errors


Chris Ratchford

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Anyone else receive this notification?

This is a first for me- referring to the smartphone notification.



I wonder why it's only showing 404s on mobile and not desktop. The site is responsive, so there's no mobile version.
 
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Haven't received any of those errors, but if you can share more details people might be able to dig in a bit. Did you run a Screaming Frog scan to see if anything does come up? You can also PM me if you like.

In the meantime, here is some info from Google

Mobile-only 404s

To ensure the best user experience, if you recognize a user is visiting a desktop page from a mobile device and you have an equivalent mobile page at a different URL, redirect them to that URL instead of serving a 404 or a soft 404 page. Also make sure that the mobile-friendly page itself is not an error page.
 

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