Google to index new domain names on mobile-first basis

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Googlebot will index the mobile version on new sites.


Registering a new domain name to launch a website? Make sure the content works well on mobile devices.

Google announced today that any new sites/domain names it indexes will be on a mobile-first basis. This means its Googlebot will crawl a mobile version of the site for indexing rather than a desktop version.

The search giant already does this for many websites, but for existing websites, it determines if they are ready for mobile first before using the mobile Googlebot. Not so with new websites; they must be ready to go out of the gate.

Of course, almost all new websites are mobile friendly and this is why Google is making the change.

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