Google's Matt Cutts: Mobile Sites For "Most Part: Only Impact Mobile Search Results

Mar 18, 2014 • 8:59 am | comments (10) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

google mobile iconAt SMX West, Google's Matt Cutts said something very interesting. I tweeted it and Matt Cutts responded but that made it even more interesting.

I took from what Matt said that mobile sites or lack there of, would not just impact Google's mobile search results but may also have some sort of impact on Google's desktop search results. I am not saying Matt said this, he did not. but he did say and then clarified later, that mobile sites "for the most part" only impact mobile search results. But what about the other part? Is there any impact on desktop results?

Here are the tweets:

What does the "most part" mean? Am I looking too deeply into what Matt said here or did not say?

We also know Matt Cutts said that Google's mobile queries may surpass that of their PC/desktop counterparts in 2014. Of course, Google's PR team would not confirm or give us any details on that, but Matt did suggest this may happen in 2014.

So maybe what Matt is saying is that mobile and desktop over 2014 are merging, becoming more and more unified, so over time, the desktop results will match that off the mobile results and thus, a mobile site is a must in the future? Or maybe not.

When you write about SEO all the time and focus so much on how words are written or spoken, you get a bit obsessive over them. Sometimes more than you should?

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