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Question Mobile version of site with less navigation links - link equity gone?

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becky2911becky

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Hi everyone,

Our main desktop site has links to sub sections of the site in the navigation, though our mobile version gets rid of the sub navigation pages so everything fits better. Now we're in a mobile first era, does this mean these sub pages won't get the link enquity? Or because it's in the desktop version it still will?

Thank you!!
 
Community

Community

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Are they being removed completely or just hidden ?

We are living in a world of mobile first indexing, so what ever is seen on mobile is what Google effectively crawls and indexing.

In my opinion, your most important pages should always be in the primary navigation, or addressed in a structured way in some form of navigation further down the architecture of the site.

Internal linking and navigation has never been so important in mobile.
 
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becky2911becky

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Thanks for replying!

If the links are hidden, does that mean they still count? Or can Google still not see them in mobile first indexing phase?
 
Community

Community

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Hidden with CSS still isnt ideal really, Google can pick up hidden or out of view port styled elements so its possible they could get discounted also. That's something you would need to monitor and adjust if you did go down that route. Ideally you need to have a navigation that is friendly enough to have navigation which serves purpose.

That's not to say however that everything needs to be linked in the primary nav, a well oiled navigation structure will work just as well as one which links to every important page.

For example

Homepage - links to important page - which when on that page has sub navigation added for pages related and internal to that page.

If your mobile navigation can't cope with the amount of links you have for navigation, ensure your internal linking and non-primary navigation around the site is effective.
 
Paro

Paro

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Your mobile navigation (menus and internal links) contribute to all ... Your mobile navigation menu is not the place to link to every page in your site ..... Remember: Space is limited, mobile needs are unique, and on-the-go patience is minimal. ..
 

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