Has your SEO been mentioning Mobile/Tablet apps and designs a lot?
SEO Concerns for Mobile Websites – August 16th, 2013
Google Q3, Mobile Ads & Hummingbird – October 21, 2013
I For One, Welcome Our Google-Android Overlords! – May 3, 2011
Who needs a mobile website? – June 23, 2009
It seems like YEARS of nagging, so why haven’t you made the moves? Are you waiting for the mobile fad to die?
In 2012 Google dropped the bomb that Android installations had hit the 400 million mark with a pretty snazzy video:
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Then in 2013 Google did another high-def video announcing they more than doubled the install base in just one year to 900 million installs:
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While I haven’t seen a video for 2014 yet, I can only imagine that we are in the billions of installs now and here I am still trying to get business owners to see that even if this was a fad, it’s worth being part of, in a big way.
Need more ammo to dig into the mobile ‘fad’? How about Google going public with the Wear SDK for Android?
On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the Offical Google Blog published:
Today we’re announcing Android Wear, a project that extends Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches.
Google is not only ‘gearing up’ with the recently acquired Motorola Mobility division, but it’s also working with hardware partners like Samsung, LG, HTC, Asus, and major brands in the chipset manufacturing/fashion industry to make sure that top tier products will soon be available from multiple brands, with high tech and high fashion rolled into a desirable wearable.
The ‘Information that moves with you’ video, aimed at consumers, is a bit ‘goofy’ and the shrug at the end sums up how I feel about these demonstrations of fledgeling hardware innovations.
However the developer preview video is where I would like business owners to focus their attention:
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This video is FAR more interesting in that what we want to do is get behind this tech before our competition, supporting not just early adopters, but also getting the recognition that comes from being first to market with a solution.
As an SEO, Beanstalk has to constantly monitor and appraise site health and rankings for a number of our client websites. Right now we’re just testing our automation and only publish monthly reports focused on key areas of interest, but that’s going to change as we push our abilities.
Worried about negative SEO tactics? Very soon we should be able to offer a unique level of protection for our clients with respect to instant alerts for a spike/drop in backlinks/no-follow flags on backlinks. If you suddenly lost 100s of backlinks overnight and there was a spike of backlinks becoming no-follow, wouldn’t you want that info immediately?
Want to watch for syndication of an article or keyphrase with some special criteria? We would be able to get that outreach info to you instantly on the Wearable SDK thanks to the scripts and tools we’ve purchased and developed for maintaining our client’s web rankings.
Obviously our client’s core SEO needs always come first and we’re in the midst of a server hardware rollout so I can’t say “check back next week” but I can say to expect more from us soon!
SEO news blog post by Ryan Morben @ 2:08 pm on March 19, 2014