Google Has Started The Mobile First Indexing

Google Has Started The Mobile First Indexing

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It has been just shy a year since Google first announced their mobile first index initiative, where they would crawl the web from a mobile perspective first. Well, it seems Google has started, at least on a really limited basis, to start indexing some sites from a mobile first view.
John Mueller from Google, after a bit of arm twisting, somewhat confirmed it yesterday in a webmaster hangout. "It's possible that for individual sites we were kind of already indexing the mobile version but it's probably like a really small number," John said. John Mueller added " I wouldn't see that as saying like we've started with this but it's more kind of still in the experimental stage," which is his way of saying - no, we didn't not officially officially start the mobile first indexing.
But it is out in the wild and over the past week or so many tools and webmasters have taken notice to major mobile ranking shifts in Google. We know Google plans on rolling this out slowly, in batches of sites, as to make sure the search results don't shuffle too much.