Google Announces Mobile-First Indexing For The Entire Internet

Online presence can make or break a company, which is why King Kong SEO reviews and the like are given such importance. Websites just got hit with a doozy recently, as Google announced that they’ll be switching over to mobile-first indexing completely by September 2020.

More and more users have been browsing the internet via mobile devices; smartphones and tablets, which, in turn, has led to the rise of responsive and mobile web design. Webmasters, for their part, have also allowed for indexing and crawling to match with how mobile users do it.

Google’s announcement is basically the culmination of its mobile-first indexing work, which started in 2016.

The tech giant made the announcement via a blog post on the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog, posted on March 5, 2020. According to the site, most of the sites that pop up on its SERP are ready for mobile-first indexing, adding that about 70% of sites have already made the switch.

The blog post was made by Google Zurich Developer Advocate John Mueller, who stated that the tech giant will be moving to mobile-first indexing for all sites starting September 2020, while working on moving sites to that kind of indexing, provided their systems recognize that these sites are ready, in the meantime.

Domains that have already been switched to mobile-first indexing will see more crawling from Googlebot.

That being said, Mueller stated that the changes could take a while to take effect, depending on the domain itself. Google will primarily be using the mobile smartphone user-agent going forward, though the traditional desktop Googlebot will still do a few crawls every now and again.

For website owners wondering if their King Kong SEO reviews will still be up to par, Google’s Search Console is available for use. Here, they can find out if their website is on mobile-first indexing, with Google explaining that the Settings page, and the URL inspection tool will inform website owners of their indexing status.

For those owners who still have their sites on traditional desktop indexing, Google sent out notices with additional information on the matter.