What is a mobile-first index?
There has been a lot of chatter around the Radd Interactive office about what Google’s “mobile-first” index experiment means for SEO. On November 4th, 2016, Google made SEO news when it announced that it is beginning to test a new mobile-first index. Currently, Google’s index archives the desktop version of webpages. Google’s algorithm uses these pages to evaluate page rank when a search query is made. Google’s mobile-first index will work in the exact same way. The only difference between the current desktop index and the future mobile-first index is that Google will archive the mobile version of your site for its index first and fall back to your desktop version if there is no mobile site.