can create a mobile website?

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I signed up for duda for life, but their alt text doesn't work in the photo gallery Can I create a mobile website using homestead?
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No. Duda is the homestead partner for creating mobile friendly website using SB+.
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Not with Sitebuilder Plus, but creating a new site with Websitebuilder does automatically create a mobile site.
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Hi Drew I'm getting a little confused. Which builder is the desktop one? I need to make something mobile friendly so I can link to my existing sites as google has pushed me back from page 1 to 3. There is no longer a duda link when I sign into the site. If website builder does it auto I can use it but where do I go? I always thought our desktop one was websitebuilder and sitebuilder plus was something else haha.
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The old installable program is Sitebuilder desktop. Sitebuilder Plus is the newer version of Sitebuilder desktop and can edit the old desktop sites. Websitebuilder is online and the newest builder. It is the one that auto creates a mobile version. You just need to create a new site and from the Websites manager page, select  choose design.
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ok but where do I go to find websitebuilder as I saw nothing when I was logged in. And how do I know which version of sitebuilder desktop I have? I think I've been with homestead close to 20 years now. I should probably know this stuff but you know old dogs eh
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Log into Homestead.com and click on websites manager. In my post above I linked to how to create a new site. All new sites are assigned to Websitebuilder, so when you create it, you will see the choose design button and to the right of that you will see the Homestead Websitebuilder logo. That will only appear on Websitebuilder sites.
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ok well the site I just built this past week http://www.emstshirts.net was new and has the website logo beside it. I used the index page and went to googles mobile friendly tool and it gave me 4 errors. So I made a new page and managed to get it down to 3 errors. Here is a page I threw up with the screen capture from google about the newest page.&nbsp;http://www.emstshirts.net/google.html<br><br>But I built these pages using my desktop builder. One thing I have no problem with is creating new sites. It's trying to delete old ones I haven't had success with. One other question I have is can a google friendly site map be created on homestead?
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I see, that site is set to Websitebuilder, but you used Sitebuilder to build and publish it. I'm going to convert that one for you. To use Websitebuilder, you will not create the site using Sitebuilder. Log into Homestead at http://www.homestead.com/ Then click on websites manager. Then add the new site as my link above shows. You will never be in Sitebuilder desktop for any of this new site.
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I have like 40 pages on that domain won't it screw them up?
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I see though how it works there now so am playing around with another new site to figure this thing out. I'm going to have to rebuild a number of my older domains I guess if I want to get any future search engine traffic.
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Unfortunately that is the case. Although the lack of a mobile friendly site should only affect searches done on mobile devices, but Websitebuilder has some new things that the search engines will like better over all
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well google says you get ranked behind mobile friendly sites so what I think will be easiest if I just use another domain that I make mobile friendly entry page to this site. There is no such thing though as start with a blank page in the new builder huh as I didn't find one. That one page I listed above is what I hoped to make mobile friendly by putting it in a new site under a new domain then linking back to this site. Only one page of the site has to be mobile friendly for google.. Is there a way I could that?
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You can do a redirect, but Google will notice. They want the whole site mobile friendly. Each of your pages has a link from Google, so they will test each page. Your best course is to create the new site and when done with one, move the appropriate domain to the new site and let it be your site. I know this is a big job, but it will be the best for your search results.
You must choose a template, but you are able to delete all elements off the page and start from a blank page.
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ok, thanks for the help
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You're welcome

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