Mobile-First Indexing Is Still On Track & Making Good Progress
It has been a while since we talked about Google’s mobile-first indexing initiative and the last we know is that over 50% of Google’s index is built through mobile-first indexing. But since then, I haven’t seen many notifications from webmasters of a new wave of mobile-first indexing migrations.
Google did tell us the last half will be hard so I asked Google’s John Mueller about it and he said – they are making good progress and they are on track.
I asked John about this at the 29:57 mark into the video:
Barry: How far along are you or Google with the mobile first indexing? I know last time you said they were over 50% but it seems like a kind of pause from there, at least from the notifications going out.
John: We’re moving. So it’s a tough problem. So it’s coming step by step. I suspect at some point we’ll have some more announcements on the next steps that we’ve taken and where we’re headed from here. In general, I think that the team is on track here and we’re seeing that a lot of the web is really ready for mobile first indexing, which is kind of reflected in that over 50% of the sites that we show have switched. So that’s I think overall really good sign.