Changes on Google Mobile-First Indexing Documentation
Date: 22 – January– 2019
Today via Twitter, Google announced that they have made significant updates to the “developers’ documentation on mobile-first indexing”, this document provides the best practices that all mobile website must try to follow.
Some of the most important changes are:
>> Make sure that the content it’s the same on desktop and mobile. (if mobile loads less content than the desktop version you will expect traffic loss)
>> Make sure that Googlebot can access and render the content.
>> Use the same structured data, headings and meta robot tags on the desktop and mobile versions.
>> Don’t lazy-load primary content upon user interaction.
>> Use high-quality images with the same alt text between desktop and mobile
>> Use supported video formats and DON’T put the video at the bottom of the page
>> Don’t use URLs that change every time the page loads for images or videos. (If your site is using different image URLs for the desktop and mobile site, you may see a temporary image traffic loss).
Finally, at the end of the new document, you will be able to find a list for troubleshooting the most common errors that prevent a site being enabled for mobile-first indexing or might cause a drop in the site ranking after been enabled for mobile-first indexing.