Google Will Soon Stop Considering Sites With Full-page App Install Ads As Mobile Friendly

By 08:14 Tue, 27 Jul 2021 Comments

Clicking through a search result and being greeted by an app install ad covering the whole web page can surely be frustrating. Looks like Google has taken note of this, and is taking steps to ensure that web-masters adopt user-friendly ways to promote apps.

"Starting today, we’ll be updating the Mobile-Friendly Test to indicate that sites should avoid showing app install interstitials that cover a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page," the search giant assumed in a blog post.

The Mountain View, California-based company also assumed that starting November 1, mobile web pages that greet users arriving from its search result page with an app install ad that hides a significant amount of content won't be considered mobile-friendly, which effectively means that those pages will be demoted.

However, Google also made it clear that the change does not affect other types of interstitials.




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