Simsi - 12:47 pm on Jan 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
I found a couple of mobile threads here that date back a bit but neither really form any conclusions so I have a question I am hopeful someone can assist with.
My site works fine on PC, iPad, android etc etc so general design is sorted but now I want to prioritise and re-organise content and flow for mobile users. Using a subdomain or seperate directories isn't a solution I favour unless absolutely necessary because it over-complicates a fairly simple change.
What I aim to do is to sniff the device and if mobile then firstly re-organise the links in the menus so those relevant to the mobile users are prioritised and secondly, re-arrange the content blocks. The latter is as much for relevancy as reacting to the fact that mobile users probably spend less time "reading" so the main effect of this is that text is moved down below the more visual elements, including calls to action.
And by the by, if I'm really honest, the text is only really there because the site struggled to gain positions without it and it only really says what the visual content conveys already anyway.
So my question is: the site ranks pretty well - will this affect it's rankings on Google.com for PC users? Or put another way, do Google's spiders emulate and differentiate mobile content from PC content where it is specifically delivered? I don't want these changes to hurt it's current PC rankings (yet, anyway!).