Why is important to optimize for mobile SEO
- Nowadays more people search on mobile phones than computers.
- People are five times more likely to leave a site if it’s not mobile-friendly.
- Over half of mobile users will leave a website if it takes longer than three seconds to load.
If you want to benefit from SEO, you need a website to participate in Google indexing (Firebase App Indexing) and other traditional signals that contribute to ranking. So, if you have begun with a native app only, you’ll need a website to take advantage of SEO.
If you don’t have a website, there are some companies that offer a solution to solve that problem while you build it. Branch, for example, offers app content sitemaps with AMP Deepviews for search. They automatically index your app content and create a de-duped sitemap hosted on your app.link domain to expose your content to search. You have to enable app indexing first.