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Old 21st July 2011, 06:13 AM   #1
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I was designing a website for mobile phones and didn't know how to optimize mobile sites for search engines. I searched on Google last night and found this useful article, it highlights how to adopt strategy for web design and SEO services. Please visit link and give your feedback on this

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http://seotech.qapacity.com/blog/248...bile-websites/

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Old 21st July 2011, 08:39 AM   #2
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Hi Friends
I was designing a website for mobile phones and didn't know how to optimize mobile sites for search engines. I searched on Google last night and found this useful article, it highlights how to adopt strategy for web design and SEO services. Please visit link and give your feedback on this

Here is the link of article:
http://seotech.qapacity.com/blog/248...bile-websites/

Waiting for your feedbacks
You optimize a mobile site for the mobile user experience. Think about the mobile user and what information they would want about your services/products. Think about the specifics of your business that would be necessary to locate quickly such as you... news, blog, address/locations or today's specials.

"Cut out the Fluff" make sure that the site is light weight and fast.

then on the home page of your current site simply redirect the mobile audience to a sub directory or to another URL. "Url would be better as you can affect search results by indexing the url ( mobile.companyname.com)" and link the sites together

then if you want the site to be included in search results... read this:

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...bile-site.html

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Old 23rd July 2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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Great post FireUps

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Old 25th July 2011, 02:26 AM   #4
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then on the home page of your current site simply redirect the mobile audience to a sub directory or to another URL. "Url would be better as you can affect search results by indexing the url ( mobile.companyname.com)" and link the sites together
Thanks for helping me out on this. I just need more help from you as you suggested to redirect visitors from mobile website to another url. How this will prove useful. Can you please elaborate this. and once again thanks for your useful information.

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Old 25th July 2011, 07:55 AM   #5
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Thanks for helping me out on this. I just need more help from you as you suggested to redirect visitors from mobile website to another url. How this will prove useful. Can you please elaborate this. and once again thanks for your useful information.
My suggestion is actually to redirect users from your current website to your mobile site based on the device they are on. (Also provide and override link back to the main website.) The idea here is that you would be providing the best user experience to both types of users.

thinking about the mobile user experience you need to design a separate site. One that uses mobile site best practices. This will make your site more useful to the mobile user and will keep them on the mobile site longer. Keep the images and content light. You want your pages to be under 50K in total. Think Style sheet and limited graphics. This is like designing for the web in 1996 accept on a smaller screen.

If your content is in CRM then typically you can pull from that and manage your content in one place.

On a mobile site you have to give me what i want on the first screen. Don't make me scroll and don't make me zoom. special meta tags also control the sizing of the display how the device will render your page.

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Old 26th July 2011, 02:14 AM   #6
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My suggestion is actually to redirect users from your current website to your mobile site based on the device they are on. (Also provide and override link back to the main website.) The idea here is that you would be providing the best user experience to both types of users.

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Hmm.. I will look in to it. Thanku your information is of great help to me.

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a very simple redirect is located here. http://css-tricks.com/snippets/javascript/redirect-mobile-devices/
this simply redirects any browser width that is less than 699 pixels wide.

some exceptions:

Some of the newer devices will have resolutions greater than this but the screen will be too small to read. in this case you will want to also specify device when available such as iphone android Blackberry etc.

you will want to also decide what you are going to do with ipads.. as these dont support flash.

When creating your site another tip would be the ViewPort Tag on your mobile pages. http://davidbcalhoun.com/2010/viewport-metatag This tag tells the browser that this is a mobile page and how to render the formatting.

be sure that you are writing valid xhtml or html 5. The browsers will render your pages but always a good idea to build pages that are compliant

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Old 28th July 2011, 01:49 AM   #8
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you will want to also decide what you are going to do with ipads.. as these dont support flash.

When creating your site another tip would be the ViewPort Tag on your mobile pages. http://davidbcalhoun.com/2010/viewport-metatag This tag tells the browser that this is a mobile page and how to render the formatting.

be sure that you are writing valid xhtml or html 5. The browsers will render your pages but always a good idea to build pages that are compliant
Fireup you are really firing here some good information. As i am new to this but i am getting your points. Once again thanks man and keep sharing your knowledge...

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So many websites are fixed width, generally in the order of 1000px. and that. of course, makes it difficult to view them on a small screen devices, expecially cellphones. Thus, this conversation of having a separate site for mobile devices designed in a width of around 300 - 400px.

A far better solution (in my opinion) is to make your website fluid - that is to say, not-fixed width. My current website can be viewed in a window from above 2200px down to about about 650px without horizontal scrolling. Text wraps as the window size gets smaller. I am currently working on an update that will make it viewable down to 400px without horizontal scrolling.

Is anyone else using a fluid design?

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So many websites are fixed width, generally in the order of 1000px. and that. of course, makes it difficult to view them on a small screen devices, expecially cellphones. Thus, this conversation of having a separate site for mobile devices designed in a width of around 300 - 400px.

A far better solution (in my opinion) is to make your website fluid - that is to say, not-fixed width. My current website can be viewed in a window from above 2200px down to about about 650px without horizontal scrolling. Text wraps as the window size gets smaller. I am currently working on an update that will make it viewable down to 400px without horizontal scrolling.

Is anyone else using a fluid design?
too many design issues and really limits your presentation. If you use style sheets for your formatting and separate the copy from the page you can reuse the copy in the mobile version and the web version and manage the copy in one place. if you use fluid design you will have issues with screen widths of 1200 or more...(your text lines will be too long for reading) Plus mobile browsers don't re-size or place images the same way and with the same control as you have with the web. dont rely on the iphone as your judge for the display. It s the best rendition of what you have but it is not the same on other devices. blackberry's are the worst but very common for the business community.

Best bet is to design a separate site in a sub directory with a browser detection redirect.

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