So, you’re finally ready to optimize your web site for mobile. Here are three easy steps you can take that will lead your web site on the road to becoming more mobile friendly.
1. Install The WordPress Mobile Plugin
If your web site or blog is WordPress powered, then you want the WordPress Mobile Plugin. It’s Free. What does this plugin do? It makes your site more user friendly for mobile devices.
2. Use The Phone Attribute
It seems a lot of businesses are overlooking this very simple attribute. What the attribute does is allow visitors to directly dial your phone number. While this attribute might not be very useful for businesses like bicycle shops or McDonalds, it has some value to local businesses like restaurants & dry cleaners.
<a href=”#” tel=”3104214844”>(310) 421-4844</a>
Let’s try it live. If you are viewing our blog from a mobile device, you should be able to directly dial from clicking on (310) 421-4844.
*note this does not work with all phones.
3. Create A Mobile XML Sitemap
Mobile XML Sitemaps are very similar to standard XML sitemaps. For formatting tips, see Google’s article on Mobile Sitemaps.
After you create your sitemap, you will want to submit it to Google.
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