Mobile SEO Discussion

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Any thoughts on Mobile SEO? It's a hot topic with my membership groups, and in the search media.

I find lots of hype and little meat with this topic.

Here's a dose of reality that should make you consider Mobile SEO as critical with your websites.

#1. Click-thru Rates are amazing - IF you are #1 or #2.

According to Google earlier this year, the CTR goes down 90% when you go from #1 to #3.

With "traditional SEO" you will typically see a drop of 50-55%.
For standard SEO the percentage is 50% to 60%

Would love to have an engaging discussion on this topic.
#discussion #mobile #seo
  • Profile picture of the author philboy uk
    I can really understand why CTR are higher for top rankings in mobile,

    with a far less cluttered screen, and more focus on the top ranked websites.

    But would be interested to see statistics for mobile ads and what effect

    number of reviews has on CTR.
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    • Profile picture of the author shoopt
      Hey Liquidseo
      I have been doing traditional SEO work over my client's mobile websites (onpage and marketing over the web). Their websites are ranking on first page but not on top positions. It is true that mobile SEO is getting a lot of hype but not much content, what else can I do for ranking high.
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  • Profile picture of the author Morningwalker
    Mobile marketing is ask by many people now a days....
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    • Profile picture of the author LiquidSeo
      Originally Posted by shoopt View Post

      Hey Liquidseo
      I have been doing traditional SEO work over my client's mobile websites (onpage and marketing over the web). Their websites are ranking on first page but not on top positions. It is true that mobile SEO is getting a lot of hype but not much content, what else can I do for ranking high.
      Hi Shoopt,

      Sounds like we do the same thing. All I do is focus heavily on basics:

      content
      Meta Tags
      Strategic Backlinks
      Social Buzz

      I don't see any magic bullet for instant top rankings with mobile.

      Originally Posted by Morningwalker View Post

      Mobile marketing is ask by many people now a days....
      Yes, it is!
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  • Profile picture of the author rajeev786
    I also own a mobile site and I badly needed help in this topic. thanks guys.
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    • Profile picture of the author LiquidSeo
      Originally Posted by rajeev786 View Post

      I also own a mobile site and I badly needed help in this topic. thanks guys.
      Rajeev,

      What are your concerns about Mobile SEO? What is your site URL?

      Brian
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
    saw this today 1 out of 5 new Facebook fans now comes from mobile–a 280% increase from May to August

    if you look at the huge number of people using the facebook app on their smart phones - doesn't it make sense that any outward bound links go to mobile friendly content...

    its just something you can't dismiss - today with the smartphone threshold in the US being at around 50% you cant afford not to provide a good mobile experience to your mobile visitors
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    • Profile picture of the author John Ayling
      Originally Posted by Jay Moreno View Post

      saw this today 1 out of 5 new Facebook fans now comes from mobile-a 280% increase from May to August

      if you look at the huge number of people using the facebook app on their smart phones - doesn't it make sense that any outward bound links go to mobile friendly content...

      its just something you can't dismiss - today with the smartphone threshold in the US being at around 50% you cant afford not to provide a good mobile experience to your mobile visitors
      Yes, it does make sense about outbound links. I would say that this a major reason why mobile advertising has grown by 95% in the first half of 2012 to $1.2 billion.
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    For the most part any mobile website you create you can optimize just like a regular website.
    This is what you may need:
    Proper Google analytics connection - Good meta tags and quality content that is search engine friendly.

    There's a reason Google separated the search results based on a PC and a mobile now its because you can SEO your mobile websites so it has more visibility for those looking on mobile.
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  • Profile picture of the author expertsindia
    i think we should go on Mobile Site Internet world...do their SEO work
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    yeah I think the jury is still out on seo for mobile, cuz it's still pretty early to tell. But it probably works just like google search, only for mobile it's more for local search, and having a mobile optimized site can't hurt.
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