Google Search Console: Issues you Want to FIX!
Aside from the expected 'nofollow' issues detected message, which most likely will not require you to do anything...
You may also see other messages, such as Mobile Usability issues detected.
Here is a screenshot of an email that I received on a post/url that had already been indexed for a while:
Note: I did NOT run this particular page through the URL Inspection Tool. However, because I had submitted a new sitemap, all of my urls were being checked.
As you can see, the email informed me of 2 issues:
- Content wider than screen
- Clickable elements too close together
So, somewhere on this website, I had these two issues when viewing a certain URL on a mobile device.
I simply clicked on the provided 'Fix Mobile Usability issues' button, which took me directly to my Google Search Console Dashboard.
The Dashboard then told me the exact URL (post) that was not mobile compliant. (Note: The exact URL does not show in the email, only the website on which the issue lives)
This shows the error, as you were informed in the email. At the bottom under Examples, you see URL. THE URL THAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED WILL BE LISTED THERE. (I've cut mine off in this screenshot) CLICK ON YOUR URL.
When you click on your URL, a box will appear to the right with some information at the bottom which tells you if there are more errors. If so, click INSPECT.
If you don't see any more errors listed, simply skip the 3rd screen below and move on to the next lesson.
Now, at the bottom of the page you will see a list of "!"
These are the exact errors ocurring on that specific post.
Since this was a mobile issue, I grabbed my Smartphone, opened a browser, went to my website and then went to the URL specified on my GSC Dashboard. I scrolled all the way through the post searching for these two issues and sure enough, there they were!
It may take a few minutes to find what you are looking for, but this is definitely something you want to fix if you receive this email message. If you have affiliate links that are too close together, rendering both unable to be clicked, then you may be losing sales!
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