Advertisement

Article

Google now warns mobile users of incompatible pages

Lewis Leong

Published

Mobile searches on Google are now flagging sites that use Flash content on their page. Adobe discontinued development of Flash for mobile in 2012, leaving mobile users high and dry.

While most websites have transitioned to using the mobile friendly HTML5 programming language, some sites still use Flash. Google’s making this slightly less frustrating by warning users of pages that use Flash. The warnings show up in Google’s search results and look like this:

Google now warns mobile users of incompatible pages

Google mobile search Flash warning

Google’s algorithms are smart enough to detect how much Flash a site uses and may not flag sites that make minimal use of it.

The company is using this as an opportunity to push web developers to use HTML5 “since it is universally supported, sometimes exclusively, by all devices.”

Source: Google Webmaster Central Blog

Follow Lewis on Twitter: @lewisleong

RELATED STORIES

You may also like

  1. Google is trying to push Search results that offer higher-quality information

    Google is trying to push Search results that offer higher-quality information

    Read more
  2. Google search update will help you focus your results

    Google search update will help you focus your results

    Read more
  3. Google Ads is adding a new ‘vehicle ads’ format to show nearby car sales

    Google Ads is adding a new ‘vehicle ads’ format to show nearby car sales

    Read more