How to Check, Fix and Test Mobile Usability Error? Almost ~530 Errors Down To ~3 Errors Now

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Crunchify Mobile Usability Error Report

Mobile Usability is a big word now. On April 21st, 2015 Google has updated their Search Algorithm which include Mobile usability as one of the search criteria. If your site is not mobile friendly then there are chances your mobile search traffic is going to get affected by this change.

At Crunchify we also fixed few issues to become site fully compliance with mobile friendly requirements. Idea for this post is to share steps which I followed in order to fix those issues at Crunchify. For me this is as important as I keep my site’s speed loading super fast.

Let’s get started:

Point-1) How to check if your site has any mobile usability related error?


  • Go to Google Webmaster tool
  • Select your site
  • Click on Search Traffic
  • Click on Mobile Usability Link
Mobile Usability Link in Google Webmaster - Crunchify Tips


You should see your site’s Mobile Usability report like at the of this page. At the bottom of report you should see the reason too.

Point-2) How to Fix error?

In my case there were two issues.

  1. Touch elements too close
  2. resources which are blocked by robots.txt

How to fix Touch Element too close error?

In my case header elements were too close. I’ve just changed CSS to below one which worked and helped me fix this error.

.genesis-nav-menu a {
  border: none;
  color: #fff;
  display: block;
  padding: 24px 18px;  <== this was 14px 12px;
  position: relative;

These tap targets should be at least 7mm (48 CSS pixels if you have configured your viewport properly), and should have additional spacing around them if they are any smaller than 7mm.

How did I fix blocked resource error in robots.txt?

Below robots.txt file content will self explain you the same. I was blocking all .js and .css files which resides in wp-content folder.


User-agent: *
Disallow: /wp-admin/
Disallow: /wp-content/
Disallow: /wp-includes/
Disallow: /refer/



User-agent: *
Disallow: /refer/


Point-3) How to Test result?


Visit url: Enter your blog URL and you should see Failed or Awesome result.

Google Mobile Friendly Test Result


Visit any browser and search for your site post. You should see Mobile-friend in front of blog post. If it’s there your SERP ranking will not be affected by this new Google’s algorithm change.

Mobile iPhone Search Result

2 thoughts on “How to Check, Fix and Test Mobile Usability Error? Almost ~530 Errors Down To ~3 Errors Now”

  1. Hello App Shah,
    Your last article was very helpful about using Plugin Disqus Conditional Load, today ones again I reached here by searching how to fix Mobile Usability Test issue.

    My website is not friendly in Google Mobile Usability Test.. pls check this
    I am using this robots.txt file
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /?blackhole
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Allow: /wp-admin/admin-ajax.php

    • Thanks for reaching out and sorry for late reply. Mobile friendly site / layout is mainly depends on the theme which you are using.

      On Crunchify, we are using GenesisWP which by default supports Mobile friendly version. Could you share which theme are you using? Try switching to Genesis as I recommend the same to all of my clients.


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