How much long tail text on mobile version?

by Web Work Horse 8 replies
I have large pages, with a great deal of text, which helps a lot in general for SEO, but particularly long tail keywords. They are informative articles, but I think they will be a distraction and navigational obstruction to people finding my site on a phone.

I am developing a mobile version of the page, and am wondering how much text I need to transfer to my phone version.

How is text interpreted in this context?
Will I lose longtail from phone searches?
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by Web Work Horse View Post

    I have large pages, with a great deal of text, which helps a lot in general for SEO, but particularly long tail keywords. They are informative articles, but I think they will be a distraction and navigational obstruction to people finding my site on a phone.

    I am developing a mobile version of the page, and am wondering how much text I need to transfer to my phone version.

    How is text interpreted in this context?
    Will I lose longtail from phone searches?
    You need some kind of signal to tell Google algo. the page is about a specific keyword you want to target. Either on-page text (easy) or as anchor-text on inbound backlink anchor-text from followed links on authority pages.
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    • Profile picture of the author Web Work Horse
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      on-page text (easy)
      YES!!!
      I have tons of "on page text", but I am creating a breakpoint on my website. This will detect the browser size, and deliver a different presentation, and I will only show part of the text when they search from a phone.

      How does google interpret this, when deciding whether my site is relevant to a long tail, mobile made query?
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      • Profile picture of the author yukon
        Originally Posted by Web Work Horse View Post

        YES!!!
        I have tons of "on page text", but I am creating a breakpoint on my website. This will detect the browser size, and deliver a different presentation, and I will only show part of the text when they search from a phone.

        How does google interpret this, when deciding whether my site is relevant to a long tail, mobile made query?
        You don't have tons of on-page text on the mobile version, at least that's what you said your goal is so my point earlier is use the other option which is backlinks If the keyword/text isn't on the mobile page.

        Here's a link that might help, pay attention to both:
        • rel="alternate"
        • rel="canonical"

        With that being said, don't be surprised If that mobile page shows up in desktop SERPs via the rel="alternate", I've seen it happen with that tag & xml files.

        Either way, you need text or links telling Google you want to rank for specific longtail keywords so don't assume the URLs are going to rank mobile pages that don't include the longtails found on the desktop version of the web page.

        Google doesn't read minds.
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    Couldn't you just have the overflow:hidden attribute in your CSS, so that any characters beyond the width of the DIV tag will just effectively disappear at the smaller size?

    The content is still there...it'll still be indexed etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Web Work Horse
      Originally Posted by pbnlab View Post

      The content is still there...it'll still be indexed etc.
      I guess that's what I'm wondering, though we're nearing the limits of my technical understanding.

      Even if I just create a the breakpoint with zero text...isn't all text still indexed with all the text from my "main" version? Or does Google have multiple indexed pages for the same url page?

      My site is basically a directory, and on mobile version I'm thinking about just publishing the links.

      Use small words....
      thanks both
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
      Originally Posted by pbnlab View Post

      Couldn't you just have the overflow:hidden attribute in your CSS, so that any characters beyond the width of the DIV tag will just effectively disappear at the smaller size?

      The content is still there...it'll still be indexed etc.
      That would bog down loading a page on a phone. The webpage file size would be the same as the desktop no matter If you can see the text or not.
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      • Profile picture of the author Web Work Horse
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        The webpage file size would be the same as the desktop no matter If you can see the text or not.
        Exactly (I think?).

        The file size is the same...so all the text is "there"....?
        Does it have to be visible on mobile version to still draw the long tail results...assuming the resource is still viable to the query(s)?
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  • Profile picture of the author wingersolutions
    Now a days 50% of traffic comes from mobile. Google also give up date on mobile version of website. so you need to create the mobile friendly website and also increase the size of text.
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