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Google messing! Now mobile searches given higher ranking

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  1. I received an e mail from Google this morning and it looks like they are [again] messing with search results. It reads:

    "Mobile-first indexing means that Googlebot will now use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking, to better help our (primarily mobile) users find what they're looking for"    (according to Google that is!)

    "This means that you may see more traffic in your logs from Googlebot Smartphone. You may also see that snippets in Google Search results are now generated from the mobile version of your content."

    "Background: Mobile-first indexing means that Googlebot will now use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking, to better help our (primarily mobile) users find what they're looking for. Google’s crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have historically used the desktop version of your site's content, which can cause issues for mobile searchers when the desktop version differs from the mobile version. Our analysis indicates that the mobile and desktop versions of your site are comparable"

    This is ridiculous. 
    So Google now thinks most searches are done on tiny screen, mobile phones on the move, looking at inferior mobile versions of desktop and laptop websites?
    True I have a basic mobile version of my main website and a package that convert my Wordpress blog for small screens, but they will never be as good and easy to use as a desktop/laptop version.

    Could it be that Google makes MORE MONEY from its ads on mobile website versions?

    How many of you would actually prioritise our mobile version and spend money on it as a result of this latest Google interference?

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10 hours ago, JASPER said:

Googlebot will now use the mobile version of your site for indexing and ranking,

For me, this means do as good as job with your mobile version as with the desktop version.  i.e. same content both versions.

I'm with you on how useless it is to do serious research on a phone or tablet.  In between Android doing as it pleases and the crappy "mobile" version of sites I give up and go to the desktop.

It is even difficult to order a pizza!

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My mobile written content is by and large the actual content on the desktop version.
I don't bother much to update it (statistics etc) though so I suppose it wont have much effect.

What I do know is that the AdSense revenue generated for the desktop version is double that from the mobile version for 60% more visitors.
As far as I am concerned phones are for calling people,  texting and taking the odd photo!
 

 

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