Mobile-first indexing by default for new websites from 1st July 2019

01Jun, 2019

Mobile-first indexing will be enabled by default for all new, previously unknown to Google Search, websites starting July 1, 2019.

WE have been saying this for months that Google will completely move to Mobile First very soon,
And it finally announced this in its Webmaster Central blog on May 28, 2019, “Over the years since announcing mobile-first indexing – Google’s crawling of the web using a smartphone Googlebot – our analysis has shown that new websites are generally ready for this method of crawling. Accordingly, we’re happy to announce that mobile-first indexing will be enabled by default for all new, previously unknown to Google Search, websites starting July 1, 2019. It’s fantastic to see that new websites are now generally showing users – and search engines – the same content on both mobile and desktop devices!

You can continue to check for mobile-first indexing of your website by using the URL Inspection Tool in Search Console. By looking at a URL on your website there, you’ll quickly see how it was last crawled and indexed. For older websites, we’ll continue monitoring and evaluating pages for their readiness for mobile first indexing, and will notify them through Search Console once they’re seen as being ready. Since the default state for new websites will be mobile-first indexing, there’s no need to send a notification.”
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