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Smooci (WordPress on Mobiles)
This plugin may cause your website to be removed from google (2 posts)

  1. adrian7
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was using the plugin for a while. But then I noticed, my website does not appear no more in search results.

    The problem is that the plugin does not make any difference between a search engine and a mobile browser.
    So you may end up in serving a different content to Google bot - which is in contradiction with google recommendations for content (see: https://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769&&hl=en#3) ,especially if you are using it in combination with Buddypress.

    Course that may cause your website to be removed or even blacklisted from search results.


  2. fvillena
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I actually came across the above issue too and reported it on the developers blog http://mariuscristiandonea.com/2010/01/21/smooci-wordpress-on-mobiles-wordpress-plugin/

    He did say he would resolve it in the next update but obviously hasn't gotten around to it. I won't be too critical of someone who gives there work away for free.

    Luckily there is an easy fix although you will need to edit the file smooci-wordpress-on-mobiles/smooci-wordpress-on-mobiles.php either through FTP or WordPress itself.

    If you simply do a find on the term googlebot you'll find it in amongst the list of devices that it treats as mobile.

    Simply delete it and you should be good to go.

    You can confirm this by using http://www.smart-it-consulting.com/internet/google/googlebot-spoofer/index.htm

    Finally I also add the below code directly above this section in order for the plugin not to redirect iPad users.

    $pos = strpos($useragent, 'iPad');
    if ($pos > 0)
    return "not mobile";

    Tomorrow I need to find a way of offering a View Full Website link using this plugin.

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