Google’s mobile-first indexing

Every new website will be indexed using Google’s mobile-first indexing from July 1

Every new website will be indexed using Google’s mobile-first indexing from July 1

Google had declared that mobile-first indexing will be enabled by default for all new and the old websites which were previously unknown in the SEO Search, from July 1, 2019. All the new websites have now begun to display the users and the search engines, the same content on the mobile and the desktop gadgets.

Check mobile-first indexing of your website

You can use the URL Inspection Tool in the Search console to check the mobile-first indexing of your website. When you examine a URL on your website, you can identify how quickly your website is being crawled and indexed. For the older websites, Google has stated that it will continue to monitor and evaluate the pages for its mobile first indexing, and let them know through Search console, once when they are considered ready. Nowadays, since every new website comes in default state for mobile-first indexing, Google does not send any warning notice.

What does Google Expect?

Google has offered various guidelines to both the new and existing websites, on functioning well for the mobile-first indexing. For the existing website, it determines the mobile-first indexing based on the content relevancy – including links, images, text, videos, images, meta tags, structured data etc.  It is good to check these factors even when a new website is launched or when it is redesigned.

Though Google SEO has been supporting separate mobile URLs for mobile websites, it strongly recommends responsive web design for the new websites. Because, there have been a lot of confusion and issues that have already come up from separate mobile URLs during the past years. So, Google stresses on the need of a single URL for both the mobile and desktop versions of the website.

The web has progressed from being on the desktop to be more mobile-friendly. Hence it is essential to optimise your website, so that it works its best in mobile. If you have problems fixing this, you will face issues in the Google ranking too. So test your website and reconstruct it in a mobile-first manner.


Comments are closed.