We currently run a 10k page html website. We are running a bit late but we created a basic version of our site into a mobile website. We noticed a large portion of our visitors bouncing out and most being mobile visitors. Therefore, we created a mobile version.
The problem, what is the best practice to get people to the mobile site.
1) Do you auto redirect visitors to the same related web page? (as G wants)?
2) What about all the pages that do not have mirrored pages? Do you redirect to the related sub-directy? Is that ok by G.
3) What cod do you use to best make the redirection? Also, how do you prevent a redirection once the visitor is in mobile and now wants the desktop version?
Do you auto redirect visitors to the same related web page? (as G wants)?
I think this is a little misleading. It should say: IF you redirect automatically, THEN redirect to a parallel page.
Also, how do you prevent a redirection once the visitor is in mobile and now wants the desktop version?
That's what cookies are for. Once the user has expressed a preference-- one way or the other-- don't override it.
There are currently three mobile googlebots, each with a UA string containing the name of some popular mobile device. (There's no tablet googlebot, is there? I've never met one-- but then, they can probably tell from my css that it's all one site, more-or-less responsive.) What do they see when they crawl?