I spotted a conversation on Twitter around how some webmasters and SEOs are so afraid of losing their rankings when being switched over to mobile-first indexing that they are intentionally making sure their web sites are not fully mobile-friendly. Their logic is, if they are not ready for mobile-first indexing, Google won't switch them to that process, and their rankings should not change. … [Read more...] about Google: Keeping Your Mobile Site Not Mobile-Friendly Is A Bad Strategy
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It will certainly be interesting to see if the WAP phone index is preserved, or if it is eventually melded with the desktop and smartphone index. It does seem to be getting some well needed updates; but it is still off there on its own. With no clarification (yet) from Google Mobile, we are left to wonder what will become of it, and how it may or may not be impacted by the new smartphone bot in the future. … [Read more...] about Smartphone Vs. Mobile-Only Google Indexing
Major fashion retailer ASOS was one of those affected, and its mobile and desktop sites exhibited some particularly strange behaviour with regard to US and UK search. Davies explained: … [Read more...] about What’s been going on with Google’s mobile indexing?
Answer: We will index the desktop version. Unless you are setting it up as AMP as both rel AMP HTML and rel alternate for the mobile set up. You can theoretically set it up with the AMP version as the separate mobile URL of the desktop page. But if you don’t set that up and you just have the rel AMP HTML, we will take the normal desktop page because that’s the canonical page essentially. … [Read more...] about Google: Got AMP & Desktop But No Mobile Page? Google Will Index The Desktop Page.
Fred Update: Another update that was not confirmed by Google bears the nickname “Fred”. This came in calendar week 11, which was the most turbulent of the year. According to searchengineland, ad-heavy websites with low-quality content were worst affected by this update. Dictionary Update: In June 2017, an update created (more) Visibility improvements for dictionary domains. URLs for dictionaries improved their rankings first and foremost for short-tail keywords that could have various different user intents, Google User Localization Update: Since October 2017, users are given search results based on their current physical location, regardless of the top-level domain (e.g. Google.com/Google.co.uk) they enter into the address bar. Big wins for dictionaries As mentioned above, online enyclopedias and dictionaries are amongst the biggest winners of 2017 (besides publishers). The trend that has seen Google ranking these domains for short-tail keywords that do not have one clear … [Read more...] about The Story of 2017: Google Winners & Losers