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SEO for Mobile
How well are the SEs indexing

 10:33 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

When creating the mobile version of the a site; do we optimize as if it was regular site?



 11:16 pm on Feb 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

Are you talking about a stand alone mobile version or one where there is a link on your full site saying something like "click here for mobile friendly version?" I have done several mobile friendly sites which are a part of a regular site with a link as described above. So far, all the SE's have had no trouble indexing them. However, WMT often tells me I have duplicate title and description tags, though it does not seem to have negatively affected anything.

I suggest you put this meta tag in your mobile pages. I think that may be why the duplicate title and description tags are not an issue:

<meta name="HandheldFriendly" content="true" />

I would also suggest creating a mobile sitemap though so the SE's can distinguish your intent. If you have never done one before, here is the layout:

<?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">

I personally put my mobile friendly version in a sub-directory called 'mobile' just to distinguish those pages at a glance.



 3:29 pm on Feb 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

have you read google's post on the subject?
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Making Websites Mobile Friendly:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/02/making-websites-mobile-friendly.html [googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com]

it's also worth reading this thread...
Mobile website design:
http://www.webmasterworld.com/html/4395640.htm [webmasterworld.com]


 8:16 pm on Feb 27, 2012 (gmt 0)

@Marshall Just double checking... - do you do this for html5 mobile pages? (the sitemap and meta tag).

Thanks in advance.

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