Advertisement Google is making mobile-first search indexing the default for new domains. This means that anyone launching a new website will need to ensure the mobile version of their site is up to par. And Google strongly recommends webmasters deploy responsive web design.Google Switches to Mobile-First IndexingIn 2016, Google announced mobile-first indexing. This was in response to how people were accessing Google, with more people searching from their mobile devices than their desktops. So, evaluating a website’s worth from its desktop offering made little sense.Now, in 2019, even more people will be searching Google from their mobile devices. So Google will be using the mobile version of a website “to rank pages from that site, to understand structured data, and to show snippets from those pages in our results.”Mobile-First Indexing Is the New DefaultAs a result of this change, starting from July 1, 2019, Google will enable mobile-first indexing by default for “all new, previously unknown to Google Search, websites”. This is achieved using a smartphone Googlebot which crawls the web for content.To cope with this development, anyone setting up a new website should employ responsive web design. In a nutshell, responsive web design means your website will adapt to… Read full this story
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