On Monday, Google announced that the roll out of mobile-first indexing will begin. We’ve been looking forward to this day for a while now and wrote about the issue a few times to let people know why they should go mobile with their website. Now that the day is here, what does this mean for you and your practice?
What Does the Roll Out Mean?
Starting Monday, Google started crawling and indexing the mobile version of a website for those following best practices. If you have a mobile-friendly option, then that is what Google is crawling and indexing, and using to decide how you rank in a search engine results page. There won’t be a separate index for desktop versions, it’s mobile from here on out. Which makes sense, as most people now use smartphones to search the web instead of desktops or laptops.
Am I Mobile-Friendly?
If you’re mobile-friendly, then you have nothing to worry about regarding this roll-out, and can even benefit for it. If you aren’t then, then your SEO could suffer. If you aren’t sure whether your dental site is ready for the change, take out your smartphone and look up your website. If you see a slightly different and pared down version of your site, one easy to navigate with your fingers, you’re good to go. If you see a shrunken down version of your desktop website, then you need to consider updating your dental site asap. While desktop versions of sites can still how up in searches, and the mobile-first index is separate from the mobile-friendly assessment, you still benefit from embracing mobile.
We can Help!
We can help by taking a look at your dental website and seeing if you need to have a mobile-friendly version built, or if you have an outdated design that needs improvement. Call today to set up a consultation!
Would you like to learn more about mobile-first indexing? Ready to expand your online marketing plan and grow your practice? We can help! Contact us today and let us help! Send an email to MDPM Consulting at [email protected], or give us a call at 972-781-8861!