A recent Google announcement confirmed what most of us in the web design world knew was coming – mobile first indexing. This news has the potential to damage the ranking of websites that have not been built with responsive content and website design applications.
What is mobile first indexing?
Up until this point in time, Google’s crawl-bots would visit the desktop version of your website to determine indexing and ranking for your website. As times change people have begun to use their smartphone to visit websites instead of desktop computers. In turn, Google has made the adjustment to use your website’s mobile version to index your website. In the past the desktop was your website’s primary version for indexing.