Google Now Sending Mobile-First Indexing Enabled Notifications

Apr 30, 2018 - 8:59 am 9 by

Table Google 1900px

Google is now starting to send out notifications about sites switching to the mobile-first indexing process. It is funny, because just an hour ago I reported that Google would begin expanding this rollout of the mobile first indexing but I have yet to see anyone claim they got a notification.

After I wrote it, two people I know said they just got a notification within the hour.

Ari Finkelstein shared a screen shot on Twitter and Jennifer Slegg posted one on her blog. So the notifications have begun.

Here is a screen shot from Ari:

Google Mobile First Indexing Notification

Here is the text of the notification:

Mobile-first indexing enabled for domain name:

To owner of for domain name,

This means that you may see more traffic in your logs from Googlebot Smartphone. You may also see that snippets in Google Search results are now generated from the mobile version of your content.

Background: Mobile-first indexing means that Googlebot will now use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking, to better help our (primarily mobile) users find what they’re looking for. Google’s crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have historically used the desktop version of your site’s content, which can cause issues for mobile searchers when the desktop version differs from the mobile version. Our analysis indicates that the mobile and desktop versions of your site are comparable.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Ongoing Google March Core Update, Googlebot To Crawl Less, Pay For Google Search AI & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 11, 2024

Apr 11, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Responds To Claims Where Search Results Can Be Harmful & Dangerous

Apr 11, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Differences Between 410 and 404 Is Too Minimal

Apr 11, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Google Ads With People Also Consider Label

Apr 11, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Is Not Removing The Site Command Search Feature

Apr 11, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Tests Get Phone Number Button

Apr 11, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Share A Story About How Matt Cutts Has Helped You