Google announces “Mobile-First Indexing” for websites


RAJ SINGH SANDHU

In view of the growing number of searches performed on mobile devices, Google announced to rank and index the mobile version of the website first which come is coming into effect from this month.

Google have also recently announced content that is slow-loading may perform less well for both desktop and mobile searchers.

How this update will affect you depending on what kind of website you have:

Desktop-only website: Google will still rank and index your website, but it may effect  Search Engine Results.

Both desktop and mobile versions: Your mobile website will rank first and you must optimize (SEO) it properly.

Responsive website: You are lucky and you have only one website which works for mobile and desktop and that site is already optimized to provide an excellent mobile experience.

Mobile Apps/AMP:  Mobile apps may not be affected, as they are searched through Google play store.

What next?

First, make sure to check if you have a mobile ready website. You can check on the Google’s official site and the link is below:

https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly?utm_source=wmc-blog&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=blog-nav

Also you can check on the tool provided by Cloud Media which will provide detailed SEO Audit information including page speed test about your website with the recommendation to optimize it for mobile and Google Search Engine.

https://cloudmedia.co.nz/websiteaudit/

Author can be contacted at raj@cloudmedia.co.nz

 

 

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