Not sure what Google has been up to in the world of mobile-first optimization? Let’s get you up to speed.

To recap, Google’s Mobile-first indexing means that the Google algorithm will use the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking, to better assist – primarily mobile – users find what they’re looking for.

Over the past year plus, Webmasters have experienced significantly increased crawling by Smartphone Googlebot, and the snippets in the results, as well as the content on the Google cache pages, will be from the mobile version of the pages. Google has made numerous announcements to the web dev community that encourage the implementation of responsive web design to be a common practice. As we see the mobile-first index continue to evolve in 2018, here are some extra tips to keep in mind:

Looking for more on mobile first indexing and the benefits of optimizing your responsive website? Check out the Google Forums for insights and anecdotes. Read more on the official Google blog by Gary.