I was listening to a podcast the other day and the topic was responsive design and and how it affects onsite SEO.
In the past 1 1/2 years I’ve committed to using PageLines DMS (a WordPress framework), which is responsive. The issues I’ve noticed is that the pagespeed is slow for mobile devices and the design doesn’t really look that great on phones.
I’ve added responsive breaks so that elements like the h1/h2/etc tags are smaller fonts… but the images are still larger (ie kb size) than necessary. I tested some client sites using the PageSpeed Insights tool and they rank around 60/100 in mobile.
I don’t use caching plugins (because I hate them!) but I’m using managed VPS hosting that uses caching.
Is this really an issue that would hurt SEO and affect rankings? Or is it a non-issue?