Does the Mobile-First Index Involve Adding Mobile Pages to a Separate Mobile Index?
Google will use only one index with mobile-first index. The mobile version of a website will be the one used for indexing in most cases. whereas before the desktop version was the one used for indexing.
Is Mobile-First Index Already Implemented?
Yes. Google rolled out mobile-first index in 2018, although it is not clear if it has fully rolled out worldwide at this stage.
Will Mobile-First Index Impact My Rankings?
Google will determine your ranking based on your mobile website. But if you don’t have a mobile website, it will use your website version.
Do I need to Have a Mobile Site?
Google will still use your desktop website if you don’t have a mobile version while ranking. If you don’t have a mobile website your rankings can suffer compared to other mobile-friendly websites.
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