In further updates by Google on how they present search results, they are experimenting with making their index mobile-first.

Miss the previous updates?  Take a look at our articles.

Today, most people are searching on Google using a mobile device. However, their ranking systems still typically look at the desktop version of a page’s content to evaluate its relevance to the user. This can cause issues when the mobile page has less content than the desktop page because the algorithms are not evaluating the actual page that is seen by a mobile searcher.

All the sites Somerset Online Ltd create are responsive so we are already prepared for this change.

  • If you have a responsive site or a dynamic serving site where the primary content and markup is equivalent across mobile and desktop, you shouldn’t have to change anything.
  • If you have a site configuration where the primary content and markup is different across mobile and desktop, you should consider making some changes to your site.

You can read the full details on Googles blog article Mobile-first Indexing.