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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The mobile version of Sears, and some other sites we checked that had very similar indexing across all devices had no mobile specific robots instructions, and appeared to suggest no other special treatment for the mobile pages (for instance, with canonical tags or robots instructions in the meta tags). … [Read more...] about Smartphone Vs. Mobile-Only Google Indexing
Of course, in these situations one of the best ways to gain clarity is to ping Google on Twitter. As it happened, Twitter user Vishal Marathe had already contacted John Mueller, Google's webmaster trends analyst, a few days earlier about the same issue. Mueller's theory was that the swap in rankings might be due to a problem in the way the sites themselves were set up. … [Read more...] about What’s been going on with Google’s mobile indexing?
John Mueller confirmed this in a hangout yesterday at the 32:31 mark saying that Google will index the desktop version if the AMP version is not set as your mobile version using the rel alternate set up for mobile. So if you have desktop, AMP and no mobile - Google by default will index your desktop version of your site. … [Read more...] about Google: Got AMP & Desktop But No Mobile Page? Google Will Index The Desktop Page.
Rank Domain Gain of SEO Visibility absolute Gain of SEO Visibility in % Industry 1 youtube.com 1890062 8% Media&Events 2 merriam-webster.com 1530828 43% Encyclopedia 3 wikia.com 1499434 60% Encyclopedia 4 dictionary.com 1461674 37% Encyclopedia 5 wiktionary.org 1402039 77% Encyclopedia 6 thebalance.com 1242337 new Media&Events 7 britannica.com 1178391 122% Encyclopedia 8 thesaurus.com 1128342 121% Encyclopedia 9 genius.com 1017911 162% Other 10 imdb.com 938491 11% Media&Events 11 usnews.com 934378 122% Media&Events 12 glassdoor.com 833539 101% Jobs 13 thespruce.com 789330 new Media&Events 14 netflix.com 641224 298% Media&Events 15 tripadvisor.com 537854 25% Other 16 softonic.com 529229 75% Other 17 collinsdictionary.com 506015 466% Encyclopedia 18 cambridge.org 497174 59% Other 19 ebates.com 494899 1191% Shopping 20 thoughtco.com 474379 new Media&Events 21 tvtropes.org 472487 176% Encyclopedia 22 theguardian.com … [Read more...] about The Story of 2017: Google Winners & Losers