Today, the number of smart phone users has magnificently increased when compared to few years earlier. The reason is phones have become smarter and more user-friendly. With the awesome applications available in smart phones people are more inclined to use them rather than the traditional desktops. But the real question is whether there is a way to inform Google of a mobile version of a website so it can show the alternate page when searched in a smart phone?
There are a couple of ways you can perform this. They are:
- Responsive Design Website: Developing a same website that would serve both mobile and desktop users. The main aspect to keep in mind is not to block Java script and CSS. It helps Google to figure whether the site is responsive and interpret it correctly and also to execute Java and CSS links and crawl your websites better.
- Two different versions for Website and Mobile phone: You have to include a real alternate on the desktop page which would point out to the m. url. This would help Google to know that the two pages are related to each other. Similarly, on the m. page you have to include a real chronicle to the desktop page. You can also redirect a smart phone agent on the desktop page so that when Google Bar mobile crawl your website, it will automatically enter the mobile version of the page. Like in the earlier case, it is advised not to block Google Bar mobile and Google Bar. Do not block Google Bar in either case; rather treat Google Bar Mobile like you would treat a smart phone user agent and treat Google Bar Regular just like you would treat a desktop user.
Therefore, if you follow the above practices properly, Google would definitely react and differentiate mobile version of the website.