What metas should be included when adding a mobile canononical link?

Are metas such as description redundant?

Additionally are there any good text books that deal with SEO?
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Lucas BishopClick TrackerCommented:
The canonical link will always be the same url, no matter what. The canonical will point at the original source. You won't specify different canonical urls for mobile vs desktop.

When a visitor lands on that URL, you'll decide what experience they should receive based on how your site is configured to serve mobile visitors.

If you are using responsive design for example, mobile visitors will receive the exact same page as desktop visitors. This is the setup that Google recommends.

If you are using reactive design and serving mobile visitors different content, but the exact same page as desktop visitors, you'd need to use vary http header as an indicator to mobile bots that the content is different depending on user agent.

If you are using a mobile app (not a mobile web site), you'd set up deep linking via Google's app indexing overview.

If you send mobile visitors to a different location (ex. mobile.domain.com) for mobile content, you'll still make sure the canonical url is pointed at the original source page.


In regards to SEO, it evolves so rapidly that most text books are outdated within a few months of print. I'd recommend starting here: https://moz.com/learn/seo

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burnedfacelessAuthor Commented:
This is excellent information. Very articulate. Brevity is key and it is precise.
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