Google: We Won’t Tell You When the Mobile-First Index Has Fully Rolled Out by @MattGSouthern

Google’s Gary Illyes stated at SMX East that the company will not announce when the mobile-first index is done rolling out. In fact, it may never be fully rolled out, as Illyes says there will always be some anomalies. This information comes from those in attendance at SMX East who were tweeting highlights from the […]

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Export Google Search Console’s ‘Index Coverage’ Report by @MattGSouthern

Site owners can now export data contained in Google Search Console’s Index Coverage report. G-Squared Interactive was the first to notice the new feature and spread the word on Facebook: Index Coverage is a relatively new report within Google Search Console that was first introduced in early August. The report identifies how many pages of […]

What Does Mobile First Index Actually Mean? by @RyanJones

Ever since Google’s Gary Illyes dropped his mobile first index announcement at Pubcon, there’s been lots of theorizing, conjecture, rampant speculation, panic, and confusion about what exactly that means. Will desktop users get mobile sites? Will sites without the mobile friendly designation suffer? Do we need to change all of our canonical tags? How will […]

Google is Splitting its Search Index, Prioritizing Mobile over Desktop by @MattGSouthern

Google is splitting its index of search results into separate versions for mobile and desktop, a change which will happen in the coming months. The split will see Google’s index broken into a rapidly updated mobile version, and a desktop version which will not be updated as frequently. This news was broken by Google’s Gary […]