danijoo danijoo - 1 year ago 73
Android Question

Android deep linking without corresponding URL

So from my understanding android application deep linking works like this:
You have a website with several pages. For each page, you define a deep link. This makes the app show up in google search instead of the website if the search term matches.

For example, if I add a deep link to http://example.com/entry/entryname and someone googles for "example entryname", he sees the deep link to the application instead of the website.

My question is, is it also possible to add your app in a "deep link like style" to googles search without having webpages for it? In this case, I have an app showing several wikipedia like entries to a specific topic. I also own the domain corresponding to the app. I now want my app to appear in google search if the user searchs for that topic and my app has an entry for the given search term.

Ie: user searches "example entryname" -> google search shows the deeplink of my app, although there is no http://example.com/entry/entryname

thanks in advance,

Answer Source

see here

Support HTTP URLs in Your App

here clearly written that

"Note: If you have an app without corresponding web-page content, and you'd like it discovered by Google Search, fill out our app-only interest form. This is currently being tested with a few developers."

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