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General Discussion

Nick Zachary
Nick Zachary
6,816 Points

Does making your fixed website a Responsive website increase SEO?

Is a "Responsive website" superior to a "fixed website" in terms of <strong>SEO</strong>?

3 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Not exactly.

But it can have certain benefits in terms of driving traffic to your website.

For more details read about the SEO of Responsive Web Design over on SEOMoz

John Locke
John Locke
15,479 Points

As far as driving people to your site via Search, directly? I would say no. But search engines use the time on your site and bounce rate as signals, so in a way, yes.

If you're doing things strictly for the SEO value, and not thinking about whether people might want to keep using the site once they get there, then that's a whole other thing that you should really consider.

In 2013, I think someone would need a really good argument to NOT make their particular site responsive.