seo for mobile websites?

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Does anyone know how we can do seo for mobile search results.

I have client asking me he is getting different results for his website when he is searching keyword on mobile.

How we can optimize the website for mobile?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    1. Create and submit a Google Mobil sitemap

    2. Add your meta description and keyword tags

    3. Send links to your mobile site

    Yep, just exactly the same as SEO for a regular website.
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  • Profile picture of the author richardfranklin
    Mobile website SEO highly requires responsive websites. You need to make your website fully compatible for mobile devices such as smart and mobile phones. Mobile version of a website helps to gain results rapidly.
    Your target keywords can also be different from ordinary keywords as users type very short keywords while searching on a mobile device. So you need to analyze some new keywords also.
    Strategy and techniques are almost same as conventional SEO techniques.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Z
    Originally Posted by newtoncs View Post

    Does anyone know how we can do seo for mobile search results.

    I have client asking me he is getting different results for his website when he is searching keyword on mobile.

    How we can optimize the website for mobile?
    SEO for mobile works similar to traditional SEO however Google is constantly updating their mobile algorithms especially on the local level for mobile search which explains why your client is seeing the discrepancies in results.

    Its important to properly SEO your mobile site the same way as you would a desktop site to ensure you get the best results possible.

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    • Profile picture of the author newtoncs
      Originally Posted by Kevin Z View Post

      SEO for mobile works similar to traditional SEO however Google is constantly updating their mobile algorithms especially on the local level for mobile search which explains why your client is seeing the discrepancies in results.

      Its important to properly SEO your mobile site the same way as you would a desktop site to ensure you get the best results possible.

      Cheers
      Thanks Kevin

      I don't know why he is getting different results on mobile as if we will search same keywords on PC you will see good ranking but mobi results are different.

      As we see google is much active for google places on mobile. And recently google also merged google + pages and local listing if you know.
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  • Profile picture of the author amtradeuk
    Thanks for the post RL Hurst much appreciated
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    • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
      Originally Posted by amtradeuk View Post

      Thanks for the post RL Hurst much appreciated
      you're welcome.... and thanks to Will for creating that thread.

      Ron
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  • Profile picture of the author macymacon050
    create social bookmarking profiles for doing Seo,
    such as Digg, Stumble,Delicious,Diggo etc
    and also choose appropriate keywords for book marking
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  • Profile picture of the author samlouiseroberts
    One important thing to keep in mind when optimizing your site for mobile usage in addition to the discussed items above, is to keep the contents brief as much as possible. mobile users hate lengthy contents.
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    • Profile picture of the author newtoncs
      Originally Posted by samlouiseroberts View Post

      One important thing to keep in mind when optimizing your site for mobile usage in addition to the discussed items above, is to keep the contents brief as much as possible. mobile users hate lengthy contents.
      I agree as we need to make mobi website in which we need to define all things in brief to attract visitors.

      But here is the situation is different i am not getting Google mobi algo why different results is showing when we are searching same keywords on mobile.

      Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author MKaren
    Originally Posted by newtoncs View Post

    Does anyone know how we can do seo for mobile search results.

    I have client asking me he is getting different results for his website when he is searching keyword on mobile.

    How we can optimize the website for mobile?
    Try mapping services and geo tagging services...
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  • Profile picture of the author jackfarnklin
    I never do, Seo for a mobile website, but I think that it should be same as a normal website.
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  • Profile picture of the author App29
    Let's not forget the SEO value apps have!

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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
      Originally Posted by App29 View Post

      Let's not forget the SEO value apps have!

      Google my app - YouTube
      Nobody would search for that term that you gave as an example - so it's not really a good example well from my point of view...

      If someone searches for a local term i am pretty sure a website will show first in the natural organic SERPS as opposed to a native APP... Do you have any examples of a local APP ranking first page for a local search term that you have created?
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  • Profile picture of the author nehasingh
    I have a website which offers mobile content to download and since the Google has advised to optimize a site for mobile browser i'm very curious to know more about it. I have a wordpress blog so any idea how should I optimize it for smartphone and mobile phones.
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  • Hi, SEO on mobile websites is the same than on bigger websites.
    Start with a good keyword search, so that you can put meta-tags and keywords on each page, then submit your sitemap to Google Mobile, Yahoo Mobile, Live Mobile and so on.

    You will see fast increase in visits.

    See you soon,
    Alessandro Zamboni
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    • Profile picture of the author rashedinvogue
      Originally Posted by Alessandro Zamboni View Post

      Hi, SEO on mobile websites is the same than on bigger websites.
      Start with a good keyword search, so that you can put meta-tags and keywords on each page, then submit your sitemap to Google Mobile, Yahoo Mobile, Live Mobile and so on.

      You will see fast increase in visits.

      See you soon,
      Alessandro Zamboni
      Useful information, Good share.
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  • Profile picture of the author VHSEOMike
    The basic is same whether it is mobile or web, so do the traditional method. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogworker
    1. Create and submit a Google Mobil sitemap

    2. Add your meta description and keyword tags

    3. Send links to your mobile site

    Yep, just exactly the same as SEO for a regular website.
    I agree, mobile site is also a site, you can do it same to other kinds of sites. By the way, if you want to create a sitemap for you site, you can try the one i use, Sitemap X, a free sitemap generator.
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  • Profile picture of the author Microsys
    You may also want to look into creating a mobile sitemap. For instance A1 Sitemap Generator has had this capability for many years, just be sure to use the mobile preset before scanning.

    (That said, if you mix mobile with non-mobile pages, and you don't use user agent sniffing, you will need to do a little more configuration yourself, so A1SG knows which URLs to include and not include.)
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  • Profile picture of the author anukants
    Seo for mobile website can be done by manny techniques like submitting sitemap for mobile in webmaster. see the link on your competitor website and create the link in same way.
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    • Profile picture of the author ThomasIbudoz
      Originally Posted by HughCassidy View Post

      IMO your site has to be optimized for mobile devices. And SEO strategies don't differ from usual sites
      You're right, Hugh. SEO strategies don't differ as Google doesn't have an algorithm specific to mobile websites. Furthermore, if you're just redirecting off of their regular site, the SEO is a non issue as you're simply riding their coattails on the behavior and SEO they've already built up.
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      • Profile picture of the author sdingram
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        1. Create and submit a Google Mobil sitemap

        2. Add your meta description and keyword tags

        3. Send links to your mobile site

        Yep, just exactly the same as SEO for a regular website.
        Thank you Will, this is great. I am embarrassed that I have not done a mobile sitemap for my mobile sites. Oops! I will check out your other thread on this.

        Originally Posted by Kevin Z View Post

        SEO for mobile works similar to traditional SEO however Google is constantly updating their mobile algorithms especially on the local level for mobile search which explains why your client is seeing the discrepancies in results.

        Its important to properly SEO your mobile site the same way as you would a desktop site to ensure you get the best results possible.

        Cheers
        Kevin, I was wondering the other day if it's possible to SEO each individual page on a mobile site built with your system? I was building a site and I couldn't see how to do it.

        I appreciate all the advice above - thanks guys!
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  • Profile picture of the author lukehill
    Thanks WillR, those were some good tips.

    regards,
    Luke
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  • Profile picture of the author alfid
    I think it might be time to actually start practicing some of these great mobile tips now. I better start my campaigns asap and stop procrastinating.
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  • Profile picture of the author hotel001
    how it possible mobile seo service?
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  • Profile picture of the author NerdGary
    No SEO for Mobile Apps listed in the app store. If you redirect mobile users to your mobile site.. the Spiders wont get there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jardin
    The best and simplest way to redirect traffic from your current site if visitors arrive from a mobile phone is using mobile user agent detection code. This automatically directs the mobile user to the mobile site.
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  • Profile picture of the author cgallagher93
    Generally, SEO for mobile websites is very similar to SEO for a normal WordPress website, for example. The only difference, in my opinion, is that Google is likely to start placing increased emphasis on usability and optimized loading times, if it isn't already.

    Aside from that, simply include a meta description and keyword tags, include keywords in your site's content and add a mobile sitemap. Then add backlinks or hire someone on here to do it for you cheaply.
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  • Profile picture of the author nolanjayce5
    as I am think for different search results for Google on desktop or on mobile web browser, I think, while searching on mobile devices Google gives preference to those website who built to run on mobile devices... that s might be a reason of showing different results, or the website which created to run on mobile devices too, might have been doing seo, as the Google always wants to shows the best results for their users, so it comes up mobile devices.
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  • Profile picture of the author justinbob7007
    M listing few of the tips so that your mobile website gets noticed in search engine:
    1)Make sure you create a mobile Site Map.
    <?xml version="1.0″ encoding="UTF-8″ ?>
    <urlset xmlns="http://www.sitemaps.org/schemas/sitemap/0.9″
    xmlns:mobile="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap-mobile/1.0″>
    <url>
    <loc>http://mobile.example.com/article100.html<;/loc>
    <mobile:mobile/>
    </url>
    </urlset>
    (Whatever you do, don't omit the <mobile:mobile/> tag, or your mobile site won't be crawled.
    2)Unique name
    3)Avoid use of Huge titles
    4) Remember to submit it to Google webmaster
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  • Profile picture of the author superyacht
    Mobile search engines have different bots and algorithms than those used for traditional web search.
    One of the best things you can do to improve your mobile search results is follow traditional SEO best practices as closely as possible. While mobile bots and indexes are different from web search, things like title tags, heading tags and alt tags are still very important. The next step is to include a mobile site map. Google has a tool that can help you build a mobile sitemap. If you are using multiple markup languages, for instance XHTML and WML you should submit a separate mobile sitemap for each language that exists on the site, and include only the pages that will render in browsers that can read that type of code. Be sure to link to the mobile site map in your robots.txt file, just like you would for a traditional site map.
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  • Profile picture of the author MariamN
    Ifyou know how to do SEO for a regular website, then you know how to do SEO for a moble site too. If you are not so familiar with mobile websites, you cam create a webisite and create a mobile version of it. This way you will transfer traffic to your mobile website easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author saday
    I do agree with MariamN, SEO strategy is absolutely same for a simple website or a Mobile website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Collabo
    Follow Google, obey their rules and hope they don't squash you by accident.
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  • Profile picture of the author bragi
    You can submit your mobile site to directories for mobile sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author avjy27
    nice questions and best answer....thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author mmiys
    I get that good back link and meta tags are important and similar to larger websites, but to say that mobile webiste seo is the same as larger sites misses one important factor: content. Google still looks for plentiful, original content on a standard website, but a mobile website needs to limit the content.

    It makes sense to me that a website that re-positions itself for mobile usage without a mobile redirect could gain the benefit of contextual seo by having plentiful, original content.

    In this case, we don't need to divide precious back-links, directory listings, etc between two different sites. Mobile websites are necessary and needed, but better SEO can still be gained from an appropriately developed standard website.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Ayling
    It really depends on the industry or niche that you are targeting too. Same as standard websites re competition analysis of what is working for certain sites using specific keywords.
    Analyze what is working, match this with your own sites, and exceed to get to #1.
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