I run a website at managementpilot.com and I'm in the process of creating a mobile version of the same content and placing it on the subdomain m.managementpilot.com. From the main site I intent to redirect all mobile devices to the mobile version.
But what do I do SEO wise? I don't wanna be penalized for duplicate content. Would it make sense to hide the mobile version for search engines using robots.txt?
Thanks in advance.
As long as it's not a gigantic site, it may be better to make it a 'responsive design' that adjusts to various devices.
I agree that would probably be the best solution. Sadly I just don't have the skills for it.
It's simpler than building a whole new site, though. What skills do you have? If you built the current site, I'm sure you have the skills to tweak it a little.
Why can't you use a seperate CSS sheet? http://www.w3.org/TR/css-mobile/
I wouldn't worry about the SEO, the worst that can happen is that Google consider it dup content and ignore it.
I'd echo the above thoughts and go with a mobile stylesheet, or possibly looking into some sort of Responsive Design, as long as you're doing both correctly.
Mobile optimization tips,
- Add a separate Sitemap for your mobile website
- Google has separate mobile crawlers, so your User-agent should be Googlebot- Mobile
- Use mo.domainname.com for your mobile website
Read this blog post for more details,
Thank you all for great advice. You've been very helpfull.
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