How do I make my website mobile friendly for search engines?
This article applies to:
If you have registered your website with Google Webmaster Tools, you may have received an email about your website not being optimized for mobile users. This could be for a number of reasons but more than likely it would be because your website doesn't contain any mobile variants, or the mobile variants you do have are not suitable for mobile devices (see below list for examples). If you need to add a mobile variant, see the below section. If you own Web Designer 10 or version 9 and below, we would highly recommend upgrading to either Web Designer 10 Premium or Designer Pro X10 if you want your website to be optimized for mobile viewing.
From Google Webmasters: A page is eligible for the "mobile-friendly" label if it meets the following criteria as detected by Googlebot:
The Designs Gallery has many templates which meet this criteria and pass the Google mobile friendly test. If your website doesn't pass the test, you can look to any one of the examples with the "(R)" symbol that contain mobile variations (or of course create a mobile variant for your existing site that does pass the test).
How do I add a mobile variant to my site?
Please see our article here
For best practises when designing a mobile site, see here
For more information on Responsive Web Design (RWD): http://support.xara.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/810/0/responsive-web-design
To check if your website is mobile friendly, enter your websites URL into this page: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/
Configuring your site for mobile SEO: https://developers.google.com/webmasters/mobile-sites/mobile-seo/