When thinking about how to configure your website for mobile users, it’s common to think about visitors using tablet devices to access your site. Although we do not have specific recommendations for building search engine friendly tablet-optimized websites, there are some tips for building websites that serve desktop, smartphone and tablet users.
As for smartphone-optimized sites, our recommendation is to use responsive web design. This means that your website serves the same HTML code to all devices along with different CSS style rules to optimize the site’s interface on desktops, smartphones, and tablets.
If your website uses responsive web design, test it on a variety of tablets to make sure it renders correctly as, just like for smartphones, there are a variety of tablet sizes and screen resolutions.
If your website has different pages to serve desktop and smartphone users and does not have tablet-specific pages, in our experience tablet users usually expect to see your desktop site rather than the site’s smartphone pages.
If your website has tablet-optimized sites, these guidelines can help you configure your site:
Updated on 2014-11-03