Google dropped me a note saying they'll be using a mobile crawler on my articles going forward. The desktop crawler has all but been thrown out the window. This happened a month ago. Today, I noticed that AdSense has pretty much stopped displaying desktop-version ads altogether; apparently it is just no longer worth it for them to bother.
I just don't get it. If given a choice between browsing with:
A. A dinky smartphone with a dinky screen and a dinky keyboard,
B. A desktop with a big, wide screen and a nice, big keyboard,
I'm going to choose "B" every time.
Yet the majority of the world has chosen the opposite. I guess I really am obsolete. Not complaining; in fact, I'm fine with it.
Not complaining about the income either. AdSense is infesting my articles all over the place with embedded ads in and throughout the text of the articles. This is their doing, not mine. I'm fine with that as well.
Along with the note about the mobile crawler, I also got a be-advised note basically saying, "Keep erroneous, off-topic text out of the mobile-version of the article; this will un-amuse the crawler."
The only constant is change. Anyone got any insights?
Most people are limited. They don't want a lot of data. They want to be entertained with little words and hype. This is easy to do on a phone. It's easy to do on 'the big screen' as well, but most people aren't interested in the detail.
You only have to read through opinions and discussions to see how little people really know.
Certainly, if you love knowledge, you will love a place where you can see more of it. If you don't, the phone is good enough.
Here's something else. The browsers bring up fewer hits on a phone. It's much less comprehensive.
Talk about a dark take. Most household will have 2-3 mobile screens to each pc. Besides most people aren't looking to sit and read "Lists of the Best Senior Citizen Discounts in Dining, Travel, and Retail" for a while with a nice cup of coffee.
More like they need a quick answer and we fill that void.
I used to have 4000 page views a day from Google.android. One day it dropped, and now it is about 15 per day.
Do any of you have any idea why? My articles that have the featured snippet have not changed. Google traffic has not changed for me, only android.
I guess I am a dinosaur as well, I will only use the phone as a last resort to browse the internet. Give me a laptop or desktop computer every time.
I'm a gardener so I use my phone a lot to look things up while I'm outdoors in the garden.
Next year, they're doing away with the keyboard altogether. All we'll have to do is think it and the computer does it.
I hope not. I keep taking courses but my brain is terribly disorganized.
I've got a good news / bad news thing going on in that regard. The bad news: every time I figure out a tech solution; the next time I need it, I've forgotten the solution and how I did it. The good news is that I've always been able to figure out the solution again.
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