Google to make major changes to mobile SEO
The world is growing increasingly mobile-centric and Google is more aware of this fact than most others. Google has high hopes for the mobile space, and not just because of its Android mobile operating system. The company has tied itself to the emerging mobile commerce field and has also been putting significantly more focus on mobile advertising. Google is keen to ensure that mobile consumers can experience digital content in the best way possible, so it has determined that all mobile sites will have to adhere to the company’s standards if they want to be seen on the search engine.
SEO continues love-hate relationship with Google
Search engine optimization has been a somewhat controversial topic for Google. On one hand, Google is unsupportive of so called SEO techniques because they are meant to circumvent the search engine’s algorithms. In the past, Google has suggested that SEO is little more than a way for poor content to find its way on the search engine. On the other hand, however, Google has been somewhat supportive of SEO practices in the mobile space. The company even offers best practice recommendations when it comes to mobile SEO.
SEO recommendations will be mandatory in near future
The recommendations that Google offers will soon become mandatory as the company works to ensure that mobile content can become more accessible to the consumers it is designed for. This means that retailers and other businesses that have mobile sites will have to make significant changes to their websites in order to keep their spot on Google’s search engine index. New algorithms are being introduced to the search engine to ensure that mobile sites are actually able to be accessed through mobile devices. Sites that do not meet Google’s standards will not be listed in the search engine.
Google aims to create a better experience for all mobile consumers
This initiative is not directly tied to any of Google’s other ventures in the mobile space. The company has invested heavily in mobile commerce and other sectors, but has seen the problems that exist with websites and services that are not optimized for mobile use. These sites and services tend to provide consumers with a poor experience, which serves to determine whether or not they will participate in other mobile sectors, such as mobile commerce.