As Google started to roll out mobile first indexing, a lot of confusions around it occurred. Now, the search giant decided to clarify a few points regarding the mobile-first indexing and posted on Twitter. Before we tell you about what Google posted, let us remind you about what the Mobile-First Indexing is.

What is Mobile-First Indexing?

Google’s crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have used the desktop versions of a page’s content which caused a lot of issues for mobile searches. To make mobile searches easy for the users, Google came up with Mobile-First Indexing.

“To recap, our crawling, indexing, and ranking systems have typically used the desktop version of a page’s content, which may cause issues for mobile searchers when that version is vastly different from the mobile version. Mobile-first indexing means that we’ll use the mobile version of the page for indexing and ranking, to better help our — primarily mobile — users find what they’re looking for,” wrote Google.

Clarifications made by Google

Confusion regarding URLs

Google will show the mobile searches on the mobile URL and the desktop searches on the desktop URL even if you deploy two different URLs for mobile and desktop. Also, in both the cases, the indexed content will be of the mobile version even if Google shows the desktop URL.

Changes in Crawls

According to Google, there will be no change in the crawl count per day, the only change is that the balance will shift from desktop to mobile crawls. Google also may temporarily increase crawling while indexing your website.

Cache Bug

When Google site is moved to the mobile indexing process, the Google cache may either show 404 error or a blank page, this is a bug that Google is working on. But, it has a zero impact on indexing and ranking.

Speed Update

According to the Google, the speed update that is coming up in July is not at all related to mobile-first indexing in any way.

Mobile users interface concessions

Mobile websites that use accordions or hamburger menus in the smartphone user interface are perfectly fine.

Mobile-friendliness is not required

Mobile friendliness is not required for your website to be included in the mobile-first indexing process.

Ranking Myth

The mobile-first indexing has no role to play in giving you a better ranking in Google search. So, if you think of a better rank with mobile-first indexing, this is a myth.