We have two versions, mobile & desktop with URLs:


What should be canonical of http://example.com/m/ web page? Should it have canonical as http://example.com/m/ OR its canonical should point to its desktop version i.e. http://example.com/?

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    In 2018 Google will index and rank first the mobile version of the website, meaning the mobile version is what they evaluate and score, not the desktop, so technically canonical should point to the mobile version but with that said Google said back last year that it wasn't required. Personally and if possible I would drop the /m/ version altogether and go responsive, not req but my 2 cents. – Simon Hayter Nov 16 '17 at 10:46

According to Google search guides Separate URLs:

On the desktop page, add a special link rel=”alternate” tag pointing to the corresponding mobile URL. This helps Googlebot discover the location of your site’s mobile pages. <link rel="alternate" media="only screen and (max-width: 640px)" href="http://example.com/m">

On the mobile page, add a link rel=”canonical” tag pointing to the corresponding desktop URL. <link rel="canonical" href="http://example.com/">

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