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Archive for the 'Google mobile-first index' Category

Report: Google sends out mobile-first indexing notifications

Search Engine Land has reported that Google has started sending the mobile-first indexing notifications to the webmasters. Barry Schwartz has shared a snapshot of such notifications received by some users. says, “The notification reads “mobile-first indexing enabled for” and specifies the domain name of the site it was enabled for. Ari Finkelstein shared a screen shot of the notification with us. It reads: This means that you may see more traffic in your logs from Googlebot Smartphone. You may also see that snippets in Google Search results are now generated from the mobile version... [...]

Are you ready to face Google’s mobile-first index?

In 2016, Google announced that its algorithms will primarily use the mobile version of a site’s content to rank pages from that site. This will lead to mobile-first indexing wherein the webmasters will have to be more concerned about the mobile versions of their sites. To help webmasters get themselves ready for Google’s mobile-first index, Econsultancy columnist Andrew Isidoro has shared seven steps. Isidoro says, “If your website is designed responsively (or with a dynamic serving setup) and your primary content and mark-up is the same across mobile and desktop devices, you are... [...]

This short guide tells you how to craft content for mobile-first index

With evolving mobile technologies and increasing adoption of the mobile devices, SEO too is going mobile. You need to create pages which fit into the mobile-first index. In the similar lines, your content also should be such that fits into the mobile-first index. To help marketers learn how to craft such content, Search Engine Land’s Patrick Stox has published a short guide. Stox says, “Face it: You’re not a literary author, and people aren’t hanging on to every word you write. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to have comprehensive information on a web page, but users also don’t... [...]

Google Hints Webmasters to Switch M-dot Domains to Responsive

Google’s Mobile-first Index is expected to arrive in 2018. As reported by Search Engine Land, in a drive to help prepare webmasters to prepare for it, Google has hinted them to switch m-dot domain to responsive. The responsive domains deliver faster performance due to absence of proxy server. In it all content is served from a single URL so the content fits any screen size. Also responsive domains’ single URL approach boosts search engine rankings. Search Engine Land’s Barry Schwartz says, “Google said in a recent “webmaster office hours” video (at the 25:16 mark) that... [...]

‘A simple checklist to prep for the Google mobile-first index’ – Search Engine Land

Bryson Meunier says, “Hopefully, all of you learned from “Mobilegeddon” in 2015 and “Mobilegeddon 2” in 2016 that the updates Google makes to improve the smartphone user experience for the majority of Google searchers are not the end of the world. Not even close, in fact. Still, I have seen a lot of articles focused on this topic in relation to Google’s new mobile-first index, which will be launching finally this year — almost two years after Google’s Gary Illyes referenced it at SMX West. Here’s what you need to remember in order to fully take advantage of the opportunity... [...]