Google now only uses the mobile version of your website for their listings. The desktop version of your website is no longer used. It is imperative that you no make sure that the mobile version is responsive.
How does Mobile Indexing work?
Mobile-First Indexing uses Google bots to navigate the pages on your website. The results of this then sets the ranking. The way this differs from before is that the mobile website pages are used for this. It is important that your website is fully optimized for this Google ranking change so that it helps your site climb up the ranking ladder. This is a major requirement for business success.
Why Have They Changed It?
The use of mobile websites has increased substantially over the years. More visitors to your site will do so on a mobile device.
Make sure to focus on the following:
- Develop a mobile version of your website or ensure your current version is responsive
- Build up the SEO on your mobile website, include titles, meta descriptions, and social metadata
- Make sure your site isn’t slow. The faster the load time, the more likely visitors will stay on the site.
You are now ready to go. Meanwhile, do take a look at the graphic below for a better understanding of Google’s Mobile-First Indexing.