Mistake Shows TD Canada Trust Mobile Site In Google Desktop Results

Jan 16, 2014 • 8:23 am | comments (14) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

TD Canada TrustPatrick Wagner, the Senior Search & Digital Analyst at TD Trust Canada, a major bank, posted in the Google Webmaster Help forums complaining that Google listed their mobile site in the desktop search results.

In short, if you search for [canada trust] in Google Canada, the first result shows www.tdcanadatrust.com/m/‎, which is the mobile URL.

Canada Trust Mobile Site  in Google

Patrick asked why is it showing the mobile site instead of the standard home?

Google's John Mueller responded in the thread saying:

You're (probably accidentally) specifying this URL as your preferred version for Canada in your Sitemap file at http://www.tdcanadatrust.com/ sitemap-french.xml.

It is nice when big brands make these mistakes and talk about them in a public forum. We can all learn from it and it shows we are all human.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help.

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