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Mobile-first indexing announced by Google

31st May 2019
Mobile-first indexing announced by Google

Google has recently announced that all new websites from 1st July will be indexed using mobile-first indexing. Websites that are older and have already been indexed by Google prior to that date will not be moved to mobile-first indexing until they are ready to do so.

In a statement regarding the update, Google says: “mobile-first indexing will be enabled by default for all new, previously unknown to Google Search, websites starting July 1, 2019. It’s fantastic to see that new websites are now generally showing users – and search engines – the same content on both mobile and desktop devices."

"For older websites, we’ll continue monitoring and evaluating pages for their readiness for mobile first indexing, and will notify them through Search Console once they’re seen as being ready,”

What is mobile-first indexing?

Mobile-first indexing means that when Google crawls and indexes websites, it will look at the mobile version of the page first. Currently, Google views the desktop version first, which is now becoming old hat as websites are now built largely with the mobile user in mind.

Is your site suitable for mobile users?

These days, website owners are finding more and more that their website traffic is coming from users viewing on their mobile or tablet device; is your site user-friendly across all devices? A website that is designed for desktop use only is likely to be costing you valuable enquiries! Contact our team today and find out how a mobile-first website design could take your business to the next level.

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