I’m listening to stories from SEOs that Google did one other batch switchover from desktop-first indexing to mobile-first indexing for a lot of websites. As , Google began the mobile-first indexing over six years in the past however informed us earlier this month that the method could be carried out within the coming months.
Replace: John Mueller of Google has later confirmed that is certainly the final batch. He added to my story on Mastodon, “Final batch! Tiny handful of web sites that actually do not work on cellular are left, they will simply be crawled with desktop Googlebot going ahead.”
I’m informed there are nonetheless some websites nonetheless on desktop-first indexing however we did have an enormous push at present of web sites being moved from desktop-first indexing to mobile-first indexing at present, Might twenty second/Might twenty first. John later confirmed Google is completed, this was the final batch.
Here’s what the notification appears to be like like in Google Search Console, if you wish to login to see in case your desktop-first indexing website was moved at present:
Kenichi Suzuki seen a batch being moved this morning and posted it on Twitter:
僕のSCでも最後まで残っていた MFI 未移行サイトが 5/22 付で「スマートフォン用 Googlebot」に切り替わってた👏
ようやく全サイトの移行を完了させたのかな？🔚 https://t.co/dq88xnXU8g pic.twitter.com/fg11srmshL
— Kenichi Suzuki🇺🇦鈴木謙一 (@suzukik) Might 22, 2023
Richard Hearne additionally seen this and posted about it on Twitter this morning:
Appears like Google is shifting the lingering Desktop-index web sites over to Cellular First Indexing. This website has >10M pages, and *was* utilizing a really atypical approach to fluctuate site visitors based mostly on UA again when MFI was introed. At this time it lastly obtained migrated to MFI: pic.twitter.com/ht8tS4QRGY
— Richard Hearne (@RedCardinal) Might 22, 2023
Pedro Dias as properly seen:
Is anybody else noticing a Google rolling a giant push to MFI?
— Pedro Dias (@pedrodias) Might 22, 2023
Pedro mentioned a few of the largest websites have been moved over at present.
Glenn Gabe additionally seen this however with the Might twenty first date (completely different time zone?):
For instance, the primary screenshot is a website that simply obtained moved on 5/21 to m-first indexing (lastly). They’ve been ready a really very long time. However the second screenshot is a website STILL on desktop-first indexing. So Google is not carried out but. Exhausting to consider, however true. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/kcbaIRUYP0
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) Might 22, 2023
In November 2022, John mentioned the final batch of mobile-indexing is coming quickly. Earlier than that, he mentioned that the final batch could be in July 2022 however then in August mentioned they weren’t carried out. As a reminder, Google began its mobile-first indexing initiative over six years in the past, in November 2016. However we nonetheless have websites which can be being migrated over from Google desktop-first indexing to mobile-first indexing on the finish of 2022.
Sure, final November, Google eliminated any deadline that they had for the necessary mobile-first indexing switchover. As a reminder, in Might 2021, we reported that cellular first indexing change was not carried out but after which in March we reported that Google was going emigrate over the final batch of web sites to cellular first indexing quickly. This was after shifting the mobile-first indexing deadline from September 2020 to March 2021.
As I mentioned above, earlier this month, John Mueller of Google mentioned that the method could be carried out within the coming months. And that is the top of those batches.
John Mueller added that the explanation these final websites won’t ever transfer over is as a result of they only do not entry Google’s cellular person agent. He wrote, “The issue-sites are those who do not work with cellular user-agents in any respect, the place it is principally a choice about whether or not we are able to index something or not. A desktop-formatted website (that may be seen on cellular) will not be problematic for indexing.”
The issue-sites are those who do not work with cellular user-agents in any respect, the place it is principally a choice about whether or not we are able to index something or not. A desktop-formatted website (that may be seen on cellular) will not be problematic for indexing.
— John Mueller (official) — #StaplerLife · #Is (@JohnMu) Might 22, 2023
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