Well, there is a lot of buzz around the web world since Google started talking about its indexing method, known as “Google Mobile First Index.” Though it did leave many website owners awe-struck, it is not as dreadful as some are talking about it.
Before we learn certain key things about Google's Mobile-First Index, and how does it work, let’s first get to know what exactly the Google Mobile First Indexing System is.
Google Mobile First Indexing System is an upgraded version of its previous indexing method. It primarily aims to improve and enhance the mobile user experience.
So, the system means from now onward, Google has decided to base what it puts in the index only as per the mobile version of your site, while it earlier used to do the same on the basis of the desktop version of your site. This major and mandatory swift is brought about because of the need of the hour. That is, more and more searches nowadays are coming from mobile device.
Hence, to prioritize those mobile results, Google thought of improving their previous indexing method. However, it is noteworthy that the mobile-first indexing is not a separate index; rather Google gets merely one index from which it gives the results.
So, some of the most important things you need to know about Google’s Mobile-First Index are as follow:
An updated Google Developer post about the mobile-first index makes it clear what kinds of sites are or are not going to get affected by Google Mobile-First Indexing.
Finally, yet most importantly, if you do not want your website to be impacted negatively, it is high time; make your website mobile-friendly, if possible responsive.