This post is to go with the related article called Link Building For Your .Mobi Site Or App. The mobile revolution is under way and if you don’t keep up you’re going to miss out on a whole avenue of readers. Making your website mobile compatible adds not only value to the overall quality of your site, it allows your readers to obtain important information on the go. I don’t know for certain that having a mobile version of your website will help you rank any better on its own, but with a little work you can definitely build some links from a completely new link stream that’s emerging. I’ve incorporated a new plugin to make Linkbuildr compatible, and I’ll list below other tools that will help your platform be mobile ready for your readers.
Mowser Plugin For WordPress:
Download: Mowser Version 2.5
Mowser (http://mowser.com) includes a service that allows publishers to display their existing web content to users on mobile phones and other handheld devices. This plugin detects when a user is on a mobile phone and automatically redirects them to the Mowser optimized version of the page they were trying to access.
MobilePress For WordPress:
Download: MobilePress 1.0.3
MobilePress is a WordPress plugin that will render your WordPress blog on mobile handsets, with the ability to use customized themes. The plugin also allows specific themes for specific devices / mobile browsers, such as iPhone, Opera Mini, Windows CE Mobile and other generic handset browsers.
The plugin also allows WordPress theme developers to create custom mobile themes for WordPress blogs using the MobilePress plugin. Therefore, theme designers can create specific iPhone themes or generic themes. Think of MobilePress as an enabler for WordPress on mobile.
MobilePress also features Mobile SEO which detects Google and Yahoo mobile search bots. These mobile search bots will see the mobile version of you blog which allows your blog to optimized and indexed on Google and Yahoo mobile search.
Wphone For WordPress:
Download: Wphone 1.4.2
Looking to manage your WordPress install via your phone? Then the award winning WPhone plugin is exactly what you need. It creates an option while logging in to replace the default admin interface with one designed for your phone
WordPress For iPhone:
Download: WordPress For iPhone 1.1
PDA For Joomla:
Download: PDA For Joomla 1.5
It’s a little more work to get this working on your Joomla site than it is for a WordPress blog, but this seems to be one of the better options. If anyone tries this one out please let me know in the comments if it works out at all anymore because I don’t keep up with Joomla.
Accessibility Module For Drupal:
Download: Accessibility Module 1.x
The Accessibility Module allows hand-held devices access to a correctly formatted web site specifically made for mobile browsers from one code base. This means that the site owner does not need to create separate versions of the site. With basic device detection this module selects the correct “theme” to use and generates content accordingly. The content is also broken down into smaller chunks making download on a phone, for example, faster and the site should be easier to use.
So once you have the mobility for all your users you can start to build links for your main domain as well give your site one more feature that will help make your website stand out much more within your niche. Remember to read the post Link Building For Your .Mobi Site Or App as well keep your eye out for ways to build links because you’re mobile compatible.