GOOGLE IS NOW USING MOBILE-FIRST INDEXING BY DEFAULT FOR ALL NEW SITES

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As of July 1st, Google started, by default, to use its mobile Googlebot to index all of the new websites that come online. This move will help to ensure that the users’ needs are placed at the forefront of the search engine results pages. Besides, Mobile-First indexing is something that Google has already been doing with over half of the search results anyways.

 

Want to find out whether your site is being indexed by the Googlebot Smartphone?

 

Chances are, if your site is responsive and mobile-friendly, then it is already being indexed using the mobile bot and you have nothing to worry about. However, if you still want to check whether your site is being indexed using Mobile-First indexing, then it is fairly easy to do so.

 

Typically, you would receive an email notifying you that your site has been migrated to mobile first indexing. In case you missed that email, you can check using Google’s URL Inspection Tool. All you have to do is add your homepage URL in the top search bar in Google Search Console account and hit enter.

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The page that comes next will show you whether the site is being indexed using Google smartphone bot or not.

 

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If while using the tool you are unable to understand the results you get, go through Google’s URL Inspection Tool guide that provides details on all the different types of results displayed.

 

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