Google’s mobile-first index: what webmasters need to know

In March 2021, the final stage of the Google mobile-first indexing will come into effect. Desktop crawls will be completely stopped. So webmasters should now check whether they’re prepared for mobile crawling. Here are some vital pointers!
As part of its mobile-first strategy, Google had originally planned to end crawling and thus the indexing of desktop sites in September 2020. However, problems experienced during testing and the unprecedented circumstances arising from the coronavirus pandemic have given webmasters a bit more time. The new standard will now take effect in March 2021 instead. So what does that mean in real terms? Read more…