said 1 year, 4 months ago:
I appreciate the follow-up. However, Google is saying in public something very different, and it doesn’t make sense to me with the advancements in mobile technology.
Again, there is a definite place for mobile websites and I agree it’s a good practice, but I don’t believe Google is going to reward or punish rankings over it without hard evidence other than an anonymous person. It’s paramount to the rumor that you’ll have to be involved in Googe+ or your rankings will suffer. It’s not true, at least not right now.
Their customers are those searching, and content will likely remain the focal point to rankings and placement, along with linking and other factors.
I respect your view, and anything is possible. However, in the near future standard websites and mobile platforms won’t be needed in my opinion as the mobile technologies continue to improve and roll out. 4G in a few years will be the standard and web design will change to meet the needs and demand of the new technologies.
It’s definitely a fun debate and discussion. And until it happens, we won’t really know. If it does, we’ll all adjust and start creating more mobile sites for our customers as demand goes up.