Article by Axandra
In a video on YouTube, Google's John Mueller said that the desktop version of your web pages will influence the position of your web pages in Google's mobile search results. A user was afraid that hidden content in the mobile version of his web pages had a negative influence on the rankings:
"We are looking at the desktop version. That's the canonical version so if you have the connection between the two pages, if they're separate pages and we'd be looking at the desktop version and that someone would be using for indexing.
So if it's visible on the desktop version and you're kind of holding it away, simplifying it on the mobile version, then that's absolutely fine.
If we run across situations where we see that people are abusing this that they're kind of [...] showing cartoons on the desktop side and showing adult content on the mobile site then that is something where we might have to reconsider that and see what we are doing there."