Mobile-first indexing to soon become default behavior of Google Search

mobile first indexing default behaviour

Time and again, we have seen Google rolling out new features and updates, all to enhance the user experience and make it user-friendly.

The latest change introduced by the tech giant is concerning the layout of the Google search engine. Google will soon start indexing all websites by their mobile versions. Back in 2016, the initiative was first announced, and now, it is likely to come into effect by September 2020.

Google has made mobile-first indexing the default behavior of its search engine. With mobile-first indexing, Google will consider a page’s mobile content to create its search index and ranking.

As revealed by Google, presently there is 70 percent of sites shown in search results that have already embraced mobile-first indexing. By September, Google will ensure that all the sites adopt the mobile-first indexing.

Google believes the switch to be seamless for most sites. However, to any site that exhibits structured data on its desktop version and not on the mobile version, it’s time for it to maintain structured data for both the versions.

Webmasters who believe their sites are ready can rest assured by getting the status of their pages checked on Google Search Console.