Google Updating Mobile First Index?
September 19, 2018 / Roger Montti
The search community took to Twitter and Facebook to note an increase in mobile first inclusion notices from Google Search Console. Strong anecdotal evidence points to significant update in Google’s mobile-first index. Many are reporting unprecedented levels of email alerts from Google Search Console that sites they are monitoring have been migrated to the Google’s Mobile First Index. No. I would not call this a Google Algorithm Update. This is a mobile index update, the index appears to be growing. A Google Update generally refers to a change in the ranking algorithm. What the search marketing community may be noticing is a change to the index that Google uses to begin the ranking process. The change being noted is that more websites have been included into Google’s mobile-first index.