On July 21st 2020 Google Webmasters blog announced that Google will pushing back the deadline for web-wide mobile first indexing. This is most likely due to delays caused by COVID-19 and Google providing more time for businesses to prepare and execute their strategies (if currently not compliant). As mentioned before in this blog, the timeline of Mobile-first indexing has been a long time coming. With this new announcement this is the new date of deployement:
Along with the items mentioned in this previous blog, additional testing from Google have prompted them with more worthy mentions to consider with the upcoming algorithm change. These tips will better prepare your site for the update to ensure you’re not slipping down visibility:
If your website is not optimised for mobile-first indexing, or hasn’t been updated since 2017 then it’s highly recommended to consider your action plan before March 2021. If you’re looking for guidance then feel free to have a no-obligation chat with our website consultant or call on 01202 677 277, we’ll be more than happy to steer you in the right direction.