Mobile SEO, search engines and directories for the mobile web

30 04 2009

In our effort to get our  Mobislim mobile site ranking and SEO optimized, I found this blog post “The place to be: mobile search engines and portals where you should register your site” at mobithinking.com, which is just exactly what we needed for our mobile site mobislim.com.  Thank you mobithinking for sharing this with all of us! This is great information and I thought I would help to spread the word.

Not all the big operators and content sites uses Yahoo!, Google  and Microsoft as default search , so they advise you to register with white-label providers such as Medio or Jumptap. Here is a list of search engines where you should register your mobile site

  • Find.mobi: search for your site on find.mobi.
  • Yahoo oneSearch: search for your site on yahoo.mobi; and submit site here.
  • Taptu: search for your site on taptu.mobi; and submit site here.
  • Seek4Wap: search for your site on Seek4Wap; and submit site here.
  • Microsoft Live: search for your site here: live.mobi; submit site here.
  • Medio Systems: submit site here.
  • Jumptap: submit site here.
  • Google: search for your site on google.mobi; submit site map here.

For lots more mobile search providers, see wapSwap (also includes directories and portals) and the excellent WAPReview.mobi.

There are countless mobile directories and portals of varying quality and depth of content, as well as geographical and vertical focus (check which ones allow/disallow adult content for example). Most have links to submit a URL from either the home page or from a particular category. Some may request a link in return. There’s a good list of directories of mobile and PDA sites on WAPReview.mobi (including some non-English speaking ones).

Here is a handful of directories to get you started:

See this very handy list of both directories and search providers with many direct links to submit your site from UK mobile agency We Love Mobile (thanks to Simon Liss for this).

I guess Tom and his SEO squad will be quite busy these days sending our site to all these search engines and directories. I will report back on how this helped to our rankings.  We’ll use Bango Mobile  Analytics referrer information to check how much traffic the search engines and directories are sending us, and best of all which keywords people are using to get to our site.

If you have more search engines and directories that we should be mentioning please let me know so we can give something back to mobithinking.

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30 04 2009
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[…] Mobile SEO, search engines and directories for the mobile web … […]

5 05 2009
mobiThinking

Glad to have been of service. We’ve updated this blog with some more essential places to register your site.
Editor (at) mobiThinking.com

6 05 2009
maria at bango

Thanks for letting us know!

11 05 2009
Salvador

Hi.

Our WAP directory: (Profiles only (WAP 1.x or WAP 2.0), supported TLD’s: .mobi, com. .net or others)
Spanish version: wap.sitioswap.com
English version: english.sitioswap.com

Regards!

(Saludos María 😉

12 05 2009
maria at bango

Thanks a lot Salvador!
We’ll make sure we include mobislim.com in this directory too.
Regards,
Maria

14 05 2009
Maciej

Hi!
Thank you for the list.
One of the links seems to be broken:
Old: http://www.dir.mobi/add_url_guide.php
New: http://www.dir.mobi/node/add (Login required)
Best
Maciej

15 05 2009
maria at bango

Hi Maciej,
Thank you very much for letting me know. I just corrected the link.
Regards,
Maria

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