13 Apr '15, 12pm

Google: You Should Not Have A Mobile Sitemap

If you deploy any of the three mobile configuration types and they are deployed appropriately, you do not need a mobile XML sitemap file. In fact, Google's John Mueller said you should NOT have a mobile sitemap for mobile sites. The only case you should have a separate mobile site is when you have a feature-phone (WAP/WML, etc) version of your site, which is something most people don't bother with these days. But for an ordinary mobile-friendly web site, no new sitemap is needed or wanted. It can actually cause more confusion if you add a mobile sitemap file. Google's John Mueller said this in a Google Webmaster Help thread: That SEO tool is wrong, you don't need - and shouldn't have! - a mobile sitemap if your site doesn't have a feature-phone (WAP/WML, etc) version. If your site is responsive and works well on smartphones, that's enough for us (if you use one of the othe...

Full article: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-mobile-sitemaps-20137...

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