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Responive Design and SEO- how bad or good it really is?

Responsive design is a way of building mobile websites serving the same HTML for all devices and using only CSS media queries to decide the rendering on each device. Ultimately it is one site for every screen, regardless if you shrink your browser or switch devices you will see the same version of the website. 



Google and responsive design
In June 2012 Google stated in their guidelines for mobile SEO that responsive design is their preferred method of building mobile sites. However, there are quite a few arguments working against responsive design when thinking about SEO of pages created that way.
Sure responsive design is great because the website appears on all portable devices exactly in the same way as on a desktop and because it is displayed on the  same URL on all devices all the links go to that one URL.
However with Google being able to understand which site should appear on a certain device regardless of the URL structure (thanks to the introduction of switchboard tags) the only …

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