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Google aims to make mobile SEO mandatory

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. A SEO Melbourne expert has told us that the company now even offers best practice recommendations when it comes to mobile SEO.

Google aims to make mobile SEO mandatory

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.

Google Wallet continues to struggle in mobile commerce sector

Wallet has yet to find traction in mobile commerce

Google has been a big name in the mobile commerce space, but not necessarily a well-loved name. The company’s Wallet platform, which exists to facilitate mobile payments, has been the recipient of harsh criticism since its launch. The early days of Google Wallet were plagued by serious security issues that drove many consumers to other mobile commerce platforms. While these issues were ultimately resolved, Wallet experienced other hardships that made it unpopular with consumers, with companies like Verizon refusing to support the mobile commerce platform for various reasons.

Google continues to invest in Wallet platform

Google may have a strong interest in mobile commerce, but the company has not been able to find any significant traction in this sector. Google has invested more than $300 million into the Wallet platform, which also includes the acquisition of companies that had specialized in application development and mobile commerce. The company has also devoted more than 100 developers to focus solely on the Wallet platform. Despite this support, the Wallet has only seen 10 million downloads worldwide, a very low number in the mobile space.

Google Wallet - Mobile CommerceWallet fails to enthrall consumers

One of the reasons that Google Wallet has not become the dominating force in the mobile commerce space has to do with U.S. telecommunications companies. Few of these companies are interested in supporting the Wallet due to the other alternatives that are available. Lack of support means less exposure with consumers, which means that fewer people even know that Google Wallet exists. In the case of Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, these companies have teamed together to launch their own mobile commerce platform called Isis, which has thus far proven to be somewhat more popular than the Wallet despite a very limited release.

Google may abandon Wallet platform, eventually

The Google Wallet was once considered by Google to be the key to mobile commerce success, but the platform has become a serious money sink for the company. It is uncertain how long Google will continue to devote money to the Wallet platform, but the company has not yet shown any signs of abandoning its mobile commerce endeavors.