How to Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly?
How to make your website mobile-friendly?
With the changing lifestyle, more and more people are using mobiles to search on the internet. Therefore you had better optimize your websites for the mobiles. Especially local businesses must optimize their websites for cell phones. They can do it by using Google maps etc. In recent years the searches through mobiles have increased to a greater extent.
People belonging to different strata of life use mobile phones to search for different products, services or any kind of information. It is reported that most mobile searches made are to download music or social media sites are highly searched sites. People also search on mobile for the local restaurants or in case of emergency to know near about mechanics etc.
Consider the following factors in mobile website SEO
Firstly, apply all the on-page optimization techniques to your website. Especially the title of your website should be attractive. It will help you grab the attention of customers when they are looking through the search results. Following are the on-page optimization techniques that you can apply to your website:
key factors to make your website mobile-friendly
- Use title tags
- Use Meta tags
- Use of alt tags
- Optimization of URL
- Optimization of anchor text
Secondly place your key content in the top part of your website, so that users can easily read the important information that they need.
Thirdly ensure that your website is crawl-able by mobile search engines. Given below is the list of mobile search engines.
- Google XHTML http://www.google.com/xhtml
- Google Mobile http://www.google.com/mobile/
- Yahoo Mobile http://mobile.yahoo.com
Fourthly the maximum size of your web page is recommended 24 kilobytes.
Fifthly your website must adhere to the website accessibility guidelines given by W3C http://www.w3.org/WAI/, so that your website can work on a wireless handset.
Do not develop your website in flash, because it will create problems in downloading.
Here are some CSS tips that you can use to make your website to make it mobile compatible.
- Use CSS for website layout instead of the table layout.
- Use valid HTML code for your website and validate it with a w3c validator. You can also use wireless markup language to develop your mobile website.
- If you are running an e-commerce website you had better to create an m-commerce website (mobile website).
In the end, I want to share special news with you. Google has entered the mobile industry because of the increasing number of searches through the mobile and has introduced a “mobile keyword tool”. You can use this tool to search for keywords that you can use on mobile websites in order to optimize it. Not only has this Google allowed you to start Adwords campaign on the mobile devices.