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Redirect desktop version to mobile version
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weddingm




msg:4628876
 3:51 am on Dec 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello All,

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?

Any help appreciated this area is ever-changing.

 

lucy24




msg:4628897
 4:52 am on Dec 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

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?

weddingm




msg:4628898
 4:56 am on Dec 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

Right now I block bots from the mobile sir from robots file.

weddingm




msg:4628900
 5:03 am on Dec 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

What do you think of a pop-up asking if they want a desktop or mobile version?

lucy24




msg:4628932
 9:23 am on Dec 9, 2013 (gmt 0)

What if they've got javascript disabled?

weddingm




msg:4629131
 1:07 am on Dec 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hi Lucy24, what do you suggest?

drhowarddrfine




msg:4629887
 12:51 am on Dec 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

Don't do a popup. Just have a button labeled "desktop site" or somesuch.

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