26 Oct '17, 1pm

Google's mobile-first index has rolled out for some sites & will be implemented very slowly

The mobile-first index has started to slowly roll out, at least for a “few sites,” Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Gary Illyes told an audience last night at the SMX East conference in New York City. It is unclear how many sites have already switched over to the mobile-first indexing process, but, when I asked Illyes to clarify what he meant by “a few sites,” he said a few relative to the Google index. So that could be quite a large number of websites. He said there is no reason to panic about the rollout because Google is still testing it and will be rolling it out incredibly slowly. He added that there is no foreseeable time when the mobile-first index will be fully implemented. The admission came as a surprise as we did not expect the rollout to begin until next year , but it seems positive test results have encouraged Google to move forward. In selecting sites to be sw...

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