Google blogs about Mobile Site SEO TechniquesNov 25th, 2009 | By Michael | Category: Uncategorized
Hello my friends,
Sorry for the delay in communication! I have been hard at work on my software Traffic-Bug with a MASSIVE new update coming out on this coming Monday! *Cheers*
Also on top of that my team and I set up a green screen studio with lighting, HD Camera and the whole bit. I will be launching a video series in roughly 9 days. I will be producing 3 videos per week and placing here on my blog. Mondays video will cover SEO and Internet Marketing Tactics where I will go in depth training you. Wednesdays show will just be a short blurb about whats on my mind, changes in the industry, tips and short advice. Fridays show will be a very light hearted fun show that will cover the latest SEO News and Internet Marketing News. I have been wanting to put out this kind of quality content for awhile but haven’t had time or the equipment.
Anyway to the good stuff! Here’s a bit of information I just learned the other day and wanted to share it with you!
Google recently had two excellent write ups about optimizing your mobile site for SEO. One blog post is about helping Google to index your mobile site located at [http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/11/running-desktop-and-mobile-versions-of.html].
The iPhone and Android devices provide a rich browsing experience while using the smart phone. There are also many mobile phones with web browsers that do not provide this rich user/browsing experience. Webmasters wanting to optimize their sites for smart phone devices can submit mobile content to Google, using a format known as mobile sitemap. [http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/topic.py?topic=8493]
You may want to have a single URL for the same website irrespective of whether it is being accessed from a desktop, mobile browser or an iPhone. Google explains in the blog post that you could use the user agent string “googlebot” and “googlebot-mobile” to display a different stylesheet for the same content in different layouts for desktop and mobile devices. This would not be considered ‘search engine cloaking’, as clarified by Google.
The best practices in the area of mobile site SEO are not clear to very many webmasters. These blog posts would probably help put them on the right track for building web presence on the mobile front.
I hope that helps you guys out and subscribe to my blog to get the first buzz when my video serries is released! ;)
Michael R Roberts