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Seo Freindly Mobile Version Of Wordpress?


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#1 seodesire

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:05 AM

I want to make a mobile version of my blog as I hear it is now a necessity.

I want to make it on a sub domain.

My issue is that won't there be duplicate content indexed by Google?

Second issue is I don't know how to create the mobile version on a sub domain.. are there any tools recommended or tutorials?

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#2 Jill

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:38 AM

There's a WordPress Plug-in called WordPress Mobile Edition which works like a charm.

Not sure about the subdomain aspect, but you shouldn't need to do it that way.

No worries about dupe content because the plug-in detects mobile users and shows them a mobile theme when they arrive.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:08 AM

just a thought you could block the mobile google bot from your main site and block the main google crawler from your mobile site using robots.txt

Edited by MauriceWalshe, 05 August 2010 - 09:13 AM.


#4 seodesire

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE(Jill @ Aug 5 2010, 01:38 PM) View Post
There's a WordPress Plug-in called WordPress Mobile Edition which works like a charm.

Not sure about the subdomain aspect, but you shouldn't need to do it that way.

No worries about dupe content because the plug-in detects mobile users and shows them a mobile theme when they arrive.



Though Google still index both sites?

Like on Mashable.com they have m.mashable.com indexed in main Google index.

Though I'm guessing they may have something going on in the background to make it SEO friendly?

I looked at Mobile Edition but I really want to go sub domain and don't see that it's able to do it..

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#5 Jill

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 01:15 PM

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Though Google still index both sites?


It's not two sites, just one. One with a mobile skin and one with a regular one.

You could install the mobile version on your subdomain if you wanted, but I don't understand why you feel the need for it to be on the subdomain.

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 06:27 PM

On the subdomain because I just like it more than any other way. Really just a preference but I worry about this SEO thing cos both will show the same content..

Maybe I should head over to Google webmaster forums and see what people are saying.. or do you know of any good expert articles.tutorials about it all as all Google seems to return is junk like 11 plugins to.. 11 ways to.. when in this case I need something expert.

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#7 Jill

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:13 PM

It's fine to have a mobile version and non-mobile version. Google will index both and show the correct one to the correct people.

You might be thinking that there's a duplicate content penalty, but there's no such thing, so no worries.




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