when is mobile friendly not mobile friendly

OK been reading a lot recently about mobile UX.

The issue comes with if creating a site that is responsive and renders and pass’s the google mobile test it apparently is not enough.

My main concern is when you display a list or a grid of lets say products but basically could be any search results.
On a desktop this renders perfectly fine and when displayed on a mobile device its responsive so the products appear as a list along with images price etc.

If normally you display for example 100 products the list on the mobile becomes really lengthy and although will pass the mobile test its really a poor user experience.
The worry is having on the mobile such a long page that could that be picked up as a negative as most of the content would be below the fold?

I have been hunting around for a good example of what to do with a UX when displaying a grid based results set on a mobile but so far failed..

I am not convinced lazy loading is the answer as that’s just delaying the lengthy page.
As there is no reliable method of determining the users device I was wondering if anyone has seen a responsive site who has cracked this issue without having to resort to creating an app or a separate mobile designed page.

Any thoughts on the subject most welcome.

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Frustrated – Content not appearing on my published pages

I have downloaded a theme off of Theme Monster and it uses the Cherry Framework plugin. When I started creating new pages and publishing only the title of the page is showing up not the content that I have written. I can view the content in the editor but not when actually go to the published page.

If anyone knows what is going on i would really appreciate any assistance. I am about to pull my hair out :) !

Thanks in advance.

Kevin

Help need with issues from site audit

So I ran BeamUsUp on my site and I noticed it is reporting several 503 errors.

A bit of background about my site. It’s a multilingual site with 5 different versions (UK, IT, FR, DE, ES)

I am using the following in my <head>, which I believe looks correct. (NOTE: have added spaces for post purposes between TLD)

I have also noticed that these multi-language versions are not appearing above the English version in Google SERP even when I change my IP to country specific. The English version is still favorable.

ENGLISH
<html lang="en-UK"">
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="it" href="https://thebodysource . com/it/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="https://thebodysource . com/es/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr" href="https://thebodysource . com/fr/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="https://thebodysource . com/de/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="https://thebodysource . com/" />
<link rel="canonical" href="https://thebodysource . com/" />

ITALIAN
<html lang="it-IT"">
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="it" href="https://thebodysource . com/it/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="https://thebodysource . com/es/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr" href="https://thebodysource . com/fr/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="https://thebodysource . com/de/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="https://thebodysource . com/" />
<link rel="canonical" href="https://thebodysource . com/it/" />

FRENCH
<html lang="fr-FR"">
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="it" href="https://thebodysource . com/it/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="https://thebodysource . com/es/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr" href="https://thebodysource . com/fr/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="https://thebodysource . com/de/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="https://thebodysource . com/" />
<link rel="canonical" href="https://thebodysource . com/fr/" />

GERMAN
<html lang="de-DE"">
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="it" href="https://thebodysource . com/it/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="https://thebodysource . com/es/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr" href="https://thebodysource . com/fr/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="https://thebodysource . com/de/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="https://thebodysource . com/" />
<link rel="canonical" href="https://thebodysource . com/de/" />

SPANISH
<html lang="es-ES"">
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="it" href="https://thebodysource . com/it/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="es" href="https://thebodysource . com/es/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="fr" href="https://thebodysource . com/fr/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="de" href="https://thebodysource . com/de/" />
<link rel="alternate" hreflang="en" href="https://thebodysource . com/" />
<link rel="canonical" href="https://thebodysource . com/es/" />

Now after running my site in BeamUsUp I am getting the following 503 errors, but can anyone tell me why? Is my hreflang and canonical setup correctly?

503 Errors

https://thebodysource . com/fr/produits/
https://thebodysource . com/it/
https://thebodysource . com/de/produkte/
https://thebodysource . com/es/
https://thebodysource . com/de/
https://thebodysource . com/it/prodotti/
https://thebodysource . com/fr/
https://thebodysource . com/fr/contact/
https://thebodysource . com/es/contactenos/
https://thebodysource . com/de/kontaktiere-uns/
https://thebodysource . com/it/contattaci/
https://thebodysource . com/de/produkt/reines-arganol-100ml/
https://thebodysource . com/es/producto/aceite-puro-argan-100ml/
https://thebodysource . com/fr/produit/huile-dargan-pure/
https://thebodysource . com/it/prodotto/olio-di-argan-puro-al-100/

How you go marketing your brand with limited budget these days?

The best pieces of advice I could find are these (I’m compiling in random order):

1. Press-release promotion with a company that doesn’t charge too much and has good reviews.
2. Collecting emails of your clients from the very first day and start sending newsletters with your updates and new arrivals at once.
3. Cross promotion – free research of businesses that sell complementary goods or services and offering them to exchange advertising.
4. Giving free samples. That if the nature of your product allows you to share it with the public. (Very handy for SaaS type of business)
5 NOOO Google AdWords compaings That’s dumb if you’re operating with a tight budget.
6. Gigs on Fiver. Sure! Why not! Order a few small articles about your product; Buy twitter (instagram, facebook) followers; Buy ****** upvotes; Tweet your content to tens of thousands of followers; Promote on popular blogs; Record a video about your product; Get any type of data and market research; Create a logo; Buy backlinks.
7. Facebook Ads might actually work unlike Adwords. Advertise directly to people of certain age and sex, people who are in the relationship or single, people whose friends have birthdays soon, and so on – options are unlimited.

Would like to hear more cost-efficient ideas here:?

Keywords you probably should not use !

This post is for the new folks to seo, or those trying to learn.

In giving help to a fellow member here on SeoChat I noticed a mistake that was being made. I am not going to mention names or sites.

The issue is choosing the keywords to not use. That’s right, "keywords not to use". What I noticed is that the member was targeting "one word phrases".Now this is not bad behavior in general, but if your site is new, has no authority and what not, don’t target 1 word keywords. Wait until you have garnered some authority and traction in the market, then start targeting those 1 word terms.

At best they are ambiguous, at worse case they’re highly competitive. They are not geo-relative to your location in most instances. Also you will play hob with the devil in getting any traffic.
Do not target the same keywords for the "Whole Site" that’s right. Don’t make every page target those phrases. Again it will be hard to get ranked for the one word phrases, 1 because there are more sites out there that will most likely have more traction in that keyword vertical. Also keep in mind that if each page targets the same keywords your site is competing with it’s self. That in and of itself is bad.

So do your keyword research, bust your keywords up into groups that are semantically related and let each page on your site do it’s job. Target traffic for that phrase, for the specific page, (again I caution against 1 word phrases for new sites).

I hope this post helps some of you new folks to seo and for those that have made this mistake.