Mobile-friendly Test Doesn’t Respond to Robots.txt Rules
When Changing a Favicon Ensure All Pages Are Updated to Display the Change
When updating a favicon for mobile search, John recommends ensuring all pages are updated and the favicon is consistent across the site, in order to display a clear signal to Google when they re-crawl the pages.
New Sites Will be on Mobile-first Indexing by Default
Google is now switching to mobile-first indexing by default for new websites.
Favicons Now Appear in Mobile Search Results
Favicons are now shown in mobile search results in Google. They don’t require any changes from webmasters as they are updated automatically.
Resource Loading Errors Within Mobile Friendly Test and GSC Don’t Reflect Indexing Errors
Ensure Google is Able to Crawl All Resources Required for Mobile Friendliness
Content Hidden in Tabs on Mobile Sites Will Not Appear in Featured Snippets
Content which is contained behind a tab on a mobile site will not appear within featured snippets in search results, this is due to Google only wanting to show something in a snippet if they can be sure the user will be able to easily find the content when they visit the page.
Mobile-first Indexing Rolled Out to Over 50% of Websites
Google has switched over to mobile-first indexing for over 50% of websites and the team is on track with regards to rolling this out to the remainder of websites.