Google Does One other Bulk Cellular First Indexing Batch On Might 22, 2023

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Google Does One other Bulk Cellular First Indexing Batch On Might 22, 2023

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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 may be executed 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 websites that actually do not work on cell are left, they will simply be crawled with desktop Googlebot going ahead.”

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I’m informed there are nonetheless some websites nonetheless on desktop-first indexing however we did have a large push right now of websites being moved from desktop-first indexing to mobile-first indexing right now, Might twenty second/Might twenty first. John later confirmed Google is completed, this was the final batch.

Here’s what the notification seems like in Google Search Console, if you wish to login to see in case your desktop-first indexing website was moved right now:

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Kenichi Suzuki seen a batch being moved this morning and posted it on Twitter:

Richard Hearne additionally seen this and posted about it on Twitter this morning:

Pedro Dias as properly seen:

Pedro mentioned among the largest websites had been moved over right now.

Glenn Gabe additionally seen this however with the Might twenty first date (totally different time zone?):

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 executed. 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 they’d for the obligatory mobile-first indexing switchover. As a reminder, in Might 2021, we reported that cell first indexing swap was not executed but after which in March we reported that Google was going emigrate over the final batch of websites to cell first indexing quickly. This was after transferring 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 may be executed within the coming months. And that is the tip of those batches.

John Mueller added that the explanation these final websites won’t ever transfer over is as a result of they simply do not entry Google’s cell person agent. He wrote, “The issue-sites are those who do not work with cell user-agents in any respect, the place it is mainly a call about whether or not we are able to index something or not. A desktop-formatted website (that may be seen on cell) just isn’t problematic for indexing.”

Discussion board dialogue at Twitter.