Website owners are receiving mass emails from Google alerting them that their website has a faulty mobile redirect : “Stop redirecting smartphone users to the homepage of your website.”
In some, if not many cases, these warning emails are not accurate, and worrying web site owners unnecessarily.
Quite simply, Google is suggesting that mobile Google searchers cannot click through to a specific page on your website, but are being redirected incorrectly to your home page.
The warning message looks like the following, and includes steps to take to fix the situation:
Steps you need to take if you get this Webmaster Tools Warning
Check to see indeed if you do actually have these faulty mobile redirects. Google has produced a helpful guide for mobile redirect faults
First, go to your WebMaster Tools and check to see if you your Smartphone Tab is showing Faulty Redirects. Purely from an anecdotal experience, this report may include non-existing pages triggering this alert:
Next, check to see if you get a warning that the site’s home page will open instead, and one easy way to test it is to use a mobile to search for a specific page on your site.
If things are wrong, your mobile searcher will see a message like this:
If, having done the necessary checks, you find you do not have any faulty redirects, then you can ignore this message.