Mobile link [mobile_link]

The mobile link [mobile_link] attribute lets you include a URL to a mobile-optimized version of your landing page. This mobile version will be shown to users on mobile devices, like phones or tablets. When using this attribute, you’ll also see additional reporting in Merchant Center for potential issues with your mobile-optimized landing pages.

Create a mobile-optimized site to help ensure that your landing page looks right on mobile devices. These types of sites often load faster on mobile phones.

An illustration showing how an ad click on mobile leads to a mobile landing page

When to use

  • Optional for each product

If you submit the mobile link [mobile_link] attribute in addition to the link [link] attribute, all mobile device users will be directed to the landing page specified in the mobile link attribute. However, if you also submit a value for the ads redirect [ads_redirect] attribute, users who click on Shopping ads will be sent to that URL rather than the URL that you submit for link or mobile link attributes. Users who click on free product listings will still be directed to the URL listed in the link or mobile link attributes provided. Learn more about how the link, mobile link, and ads redirect attributes work together

Format

Follow these formatting guidelines to make sure Google understands the data you're submitting.

For details on when and how to submit values in English, learn more about submitting your product data

Type URL (including http or https), ASCII characters only, and RFC 3986 compliant
Limits 1–2,000 characters
Repeated field No
File format Example value
Text feeds https://www.m.example.com/writing/fiji-pens
XML feeds <g:mobile_link>https://www.m.example.com/writing/fiji-pens</g:mobile_link>

Deep links for app ads

For guidance on how to properly implement mobile app deep links in your feed, please see the following resources:

To format your data for Content API, see the Content API for Shopping.

Guidelines

Follow these guidelines to make sure you submit high-quality data for your products.

Minimum requirements

These are the requirements you'll need to meet to show your product. If you don't follow these requirements, we'll disapprove your product and let you know in the Diagnostics page in your Merchant Center account.

  • Meet the requirements of the link attribute with the value that you submit for the mobile link [mobile_link] attribute.
  • Submit the link attribute, which is the page that desktop users will see.

Best practices

These best practices can help you go beyond the basic requirements to optimize your product data for performance.

  • Follow the best practices of the link attribute with the value that you submit for the mobile link [mobile_link] attribute.
  • Link to a landing page that renders properly on mobile devices. Some elements that you shouldn’t use on your landing page include Flash, Silverlight, and ActiveX. Learn more about creating mobile-optimized websites
  • If you use tracking parameters in your mobile link [mobile_link] attribute, we recommend using the Google Search index [canonical_link] attribute in your feed to provide a canonical URL. Use the Google Search index [canonical_link] attribute to ensure products are associated with the correct URL in the Google Search index as it’ll improve Google’s understanding about the product. Learn more about canonical links
    • If the Google Search index [canonical_link] attribute isn’t used, there’s a chance the URL provided in the mobile link [mobile_link] feed attribute will be indexed. To prevent indexing, add the noindex tag to your pages if appropriate or use the Google Search index [canonical_link] attribute in your feed.

Examples

Products without variants

When using mobile link [mobile_link], remember to also provide the link [link] attribute. Mobile users will be sent to the URL that you provide for the mobile link attribute, but desktop users will still be sent to the URL that you provide for the link attribute.

Product data for Google pens, black ink
Attribute Value
Mobile link [mobile_link] https://mobile.example.com/writing/google-pens
Link [link] https://example.com/writing/google-pens
Product with variants

When including a URL for a product with variants, make sure that the variant is automatically selected based on the URL.

Product data for Google pens with black ink
Attribute Value
Mobile link [mobile_link] https://mobile.example.com/writing/google-pens?color=black
Link [link] https://example.com/writing/google-pens?color=black

 

Product data for Google pens with red ink
Attribute Value
Mobile link [mobile_link] https://mobile.example.com/writing/google-pens?color=red
Link [link] https://example.com/writing/google-pens?color=red
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