Updated January 10, 2012
Because the engines often favor aged content, and mobile SEO has just taken off in the past several years, the search engines aren’t always the first places to look when it comes to looking for good mobile SEO information. These are resources I recommend for consistently good information on mobile SEO. In order to be included here the resource must be a recognized expert in mobile search engine optimization or have a page or site devoted to making search engine-friendly mobile web sites that is regularly updated. I’ve also included some links to sites on mobile development and mobile analytics because of the synergy with mobile SEO. For a complete list of resources, for all things Natural Search and Mobile SEO, please see my del.icio.us bookmarks.For blogs that I follow, please see my Technorati profile. Finally, if you see a site that should be included on this list and is mobile SEO-related (i.e. not mobile advertising, general mobile search, general mobile marketing or mobile news), please list it in the nofollowed comments. If I agree, I’ll include it here permanently.
Blogs, tools and other resources related to search engine optimization for mobile devices. Listed alphabetically.
Brian Klais – Mobilize Blog
Fellow Mobile Search columnist Brian Klais’s Pure Oxygen Mobile site features tools and insights for mobile SEO. This is the blog.
Business Case and Strategy for Executing Mobile SEO Programs in Large Advertisers (PDF)
Excellent white paper by Michael Martin of Covario makes the case for investment of time and resources to the practice of mobile SEO, further validating our claim that mobile and desktop rankings are different.
Cindy Krum – Mobile Moxie
Cindy is a popular speaker on the local and mobile conference circuit and a member of our mobile SEO group. Her site features tools and insights.
Find Resolution – Mobile Search
The mobile search category of the Find Resolution blog has all of the articles that I’ve written on mobile for our company blog.
Google Webmaster Help – My mobile site in the Google index
Official word from Google on developing Google-friendly mobile sites.
Mobile SEO section of the popular forum for mobile developers.
Nadir Garouche – SEO Principle
Nadir blogs about mobile search and mobile SEO. Also a member of the mobile SEO Google Group.
Sherwood Stranieri – Bars of Signal
Sherwood is another fellow columnist at Search Engine Land and founder of Skypromote in Boston.
Mobile Development and Design
A few good resources to help developers develop mobile sites, and to make web sites more accessible to mobile users.
Dev.mobi Mobile Web Developer’s Guide
Dotmobi official resource for mobile web designers and developers. Free.
w3c Mobile Validator
Mobile best practices checker from the w3c.