As wireless devices become easier to use and data plans become less expensive, and with the explosion of the iphone and other smartphones, more and more people is starting to use their phones for web activities beyond finding directions and checking sports scores. That’s why you should keep mobile in mind when it comes to SEO. Google’s Mobile Web Search will give you an idea of how your site looks on a mobile device. If your site looks like it could use some mobile help, here’s a few SEO tips:
- Use 100% valid XHTML 1.0 code: For phones and other handheld devices, the use of XHTML makes Web content more accessible. Don’t use Flash because your Web site users don’t have Flash installed on their phones.
- Make sure to have at least one link pointing to each page: You want your mobile Web pages to be short and clean, but not at the expense of getting rid of links to your other pages. Your homepage should have a clear link to your native sitemap and your sitemap should include links to all other pages in order to help the mobile spiders index and rank your content.
- Create & Submit Mobile Sitemaps for Google and Yahoo!: To further aid the mobile spiders with indexation, use Yahoo! and Google mobile Webmaster tools to upload an XML sitemap.
Actual snapshot of our website on an iphone
- Follow SEO Best Practices: All other SEO best practices for the regular Web carry over to the mobile Web.
All our Joomla websites are 100% valid XHTML 1.0 and we have a lot of tools to make your website look great without having to use flash to do it.
SEO can help you come up on mobile devices too, for example if you are in google maps you will come up in google maps online. Contact us if you need any help with your website design
or your Internet Marketing SEO strategy
Original Blog Post: blog.performics.com