Google Announces the Beginning of the End for Desktop-First Indexing
The end of Desktop-First indexing was inevitable, and now the time has come. Google’s webmaster has officially announced that the world’s leading search engine will begin to prioritize mobile versions of sites within their index. This index is what Google uses to save sites for easy look-up when you type in your search for “dancing baby”, “cat fails”, or because you’re a professional as well as somebody who enjoys laughing at cats, “dow impact on tech industry”.
The index allows the search engine to display results in seconds, rather than minutes. Previously, Google adhered to Desktop-First indexing; but the first iPhone hit the market nearly eleven years ago now, and the devices are now driving a majority of Google searches and significant numbers for every other major website in the world. From Google’s perspective, it is now of vital importance to ensure that as many of their listings as possible have a mobile-friendly design.