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Is your Joomla Website Mobile Friendly?

Published on 17 June 15
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Is your Joomla Website Mobile Friendly? - Image 1
Google has been changing and updating itself to ensure strict evaluation of the websites. This will reduce the spam content on the internet, and bring to life genuine content. In a recent update, Google made a few changes to its search algorithm; mobile friendly sites will be shown as results for mobile based searches. This way, you will not only get a relevant but also a legible site meant for your mobile device. If your website is not mobile friendly, you are not sought by Google when displaying the results. This definitely affects the mobile sites currently. While most Joomla templates are mobile ready, Joomla as a platform is yet to be mobile friendly. You need to ensure that Joomla does not cause trouble for you, under the loom of this update.

Creating a Mobile Friendly Joomla Website

The robots.txt for distribution in Joomla is ready to block a huge number of directories. Some of the directories that are blocked include images, plugins, templates, etc. In the recent times, you will see that Joomla has intended upon caching images and storing them in the template folder. Letâs have a look at the default robots.txt file


# If the Joomla site is installed within a folder such as at
# e.g. www.example.com/joomla/ the robots.txt file MUST be
# moved to the site root at e.g. www.example.com/robots.txt
# AND the joomla folder name MUST be prefixed to the disallowed
# path, e.g. the Disallow rule for the /administrator/ folder
# MUST be changed to read Disallow: /joomla/administrator/
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html
#
# For syntax checking, see:
# http:// www.example.com /computing/robots/check.html
User-agent: *
Disallow: /administrator/
Disallow: /bin/
Disallow: /cache/
Disallow: /cli/
Disallow: /components/
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /installation/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /layouts/
Disallow: /libraries/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /plugins/
Disallow: /tmp/
When your search engine searches for mobile friendly sites, such sites with this robot.txt file description will fail. As most of the directories are blocked in this case, your web page will be displayed without images, templates, css or js files. Can this issue be rectified? Well, yes of course! You just need to replace the original code with the one given below.
# If the Joomla site is installed within a folder such as at
# e.g. www.example.com/joomla/ the robots.txt file MUST be
# moved to the site root at e.g. www.example.com/robots.txt
# AND the joomla folder name MUST be prefixed to the disallowed
# path, e.g. the Disallow rule for the /administrator/ folder
# MUST be changed to read Disallow: /joomla/administrator/
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html
#
# For syntax checking, see:
# http:// . www.example.com /computing/robots/check.html
User-agent: *
Disallow: /administrator/
Disallow: /cli/
Disallow: /components/
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /installation/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /libraries/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /tmp/
With this you have given your website the mobile friendly outlook. You have changed the denominations from within, which will help you target the right audience.

Conclusion

It is important to sync your website with the latest Google updates, so that you donât miss out on the rankings. It is important to rectify the erroneous parts of your website before the update can ignore your site. Check your robots.txt file to understand the changes that will be needed. Hire dedicated Joomla developers in UK to keep your site ready for Google search algorithm updates.

Author Bio:

Deepa is a passionate blogger associated with Silver Touch Technologies., a leading Offshore Web Development Company in UK. She recommends checking out Joomla Development Company at https://www.silvertouchtech.co.uk.


































































Is your Joomla Website Mobile Friendly? - Image 1

Google has been changing and updating itself to ensure strict evaluation of the websites. This will reduce the spam content on the internet, and bring to life genuine content. In a recent update, Google made a few changes to its search algorithm; mobile friendly sites will be shown as results for mobile based searches. This way, you will not only get a relevant but also a legible site meant for your mobile device. If your website is not mobile friendly, you are not sought by Google when displaying the results. This definitely affects the mobile sites currently. While most Joomla templates are mobile ready, Joomla as a platform is yet to be mobile friendly. You need to ensure that Joomla does not cause trouble for you, under the loom of this update.

Creating a Mobile Friendly Joomla Website

The robots.txt for distribution in Joomla is ready to block a huge number of directories. Some of the directories that are blocked include images, plugins, templates, etc. In the recent times, you will see that Joomla has intended upon caching images and storing them in the template folder. Letâs have a look at the default robots.txt file

# If the Joomla site is installed within a folder such as at
# e.g. www.example.com/joomla/ the robots.txt file MUST be
# moved to the site root at e.g. www.example.com/robots.txt
# AND the joomla folder name MUST be prefixed to the disallowed
# path, e.g. the Disallow rule for the /administrator/ folder
# MUST be changed to read Disallow: /joomla/administrator/
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html
#
# For syntax checking, see:
# http:// www.example.com /computing/robots/check.html
User-agent: *
Disallow: /administrator/
Disallow: /bin/
Disallow: /cache/
Disallow: /cli/
Disallow: /components/
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /installation/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /layouts/
Disallow: /libraries/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /plugins/
Disallow: /tmp/

When your search engine searches for mobile friendly sites, such sites with this robot.txt file description will fail. As most of the directories are blocked in this case, your web page will be displayed without images, templates, css or js files. Can this issue be rectified? Well, yes of course! You just need to replace the original code with the one given below.

# If the Joomla site is installed within a folder such as at
# e.g. www.example.com/joomla/ the robots.txt file MUST be
# moved to the site root at e.g. www.example.com/robots.txt
# AND the joomla folder name MUST be prefixed to the disallowed
# path, e.g. the Disallow rule for the /administrator/ folder
# MUST be changed to read Disallow: /joomla/administrator/
#
# For more information about the robots.txt standard, see:
# http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html
#
# For syntax checking, see:
# http:// . www.example.com /computing/robots/check.html
User-agent: *
Disallow: /administrator/
Disallow: /cli/
Disallow: /components/
Disallow: /includes/
Disallow: /installation/
Disallow: /language/
Disallow: /libraries/
Disallow: /logs/
Disallow: /tmp/

With this you have given your website the mobile friendly outlook. You have changed the denominations from within, which will help you target the right audience.

Conclusion

It is important to sync your website with the latest Google updates, so that you donât miss out on the rankings. It is important to rectify the erroneous parts of your website before the update can ignore your site. Check your robots.txt file to understand the changes that will be needed. Hire dedicated Joomla developers in UK to keep your site ready for Google search algorithm updates.

Author Bio:

Deepa is a passionate blogger associated with Silver Touch Technologies., a leading Offshore Web Development Company in UK. She recommends checking out Joomla Development Company at https://www.silvertouchtech.co.uk.

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