Google mobile-first indexing – what does it mean?

Google mobile-first indexing – what does it mean?

You may have received an email from Google Search Console (formally Google Webmaster Tools) informing you that your website is enabled for Mobile-first Indexing. Congratulations – Google is happy that your site is mobile friendly and this change will not adversely affect your search ranking.

 

 

What does Mobile-first mean?

If your website does not have a mobile version, it will still get included in the index, but may appear lower in the rankings than a website that is mobile friendly.

If your website has a mobile version, which includes mobile responsive, Google will now read and index the content of your website in ‘mobile view’.

 

What do you need to check?

Content: Make sure your valuable content is visible on both mobile and desktop views.

Images need to be optimised for mobile, high-resolution images take longer to download.

Speed: Check using your pages using Google page speed tool and fix any issues found.

 

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