With importance being placed on mobile first indexing, ensuring a website is mobile friendly and provides a positive experience is essential. Our Hangout Notes cover insights from Google around mobile friendliness, along with best practice guidance to ensure your website is set up for mobile success.

Ensure Google is Able to Crawl All Resources Required for Mobile Friendliness

May 17, 2019 Source

When testing sites for mobile friendliness, Google needs to render the page and will be unable to confirm if it is mobile friendly if it cannot access all of the content and resources required. The Mobile Friendly Testing tool can be used to check if there are any resources required for mobile friendliness that are blocked e.g. CSS or JavaScript.

Content Hidden in Tabs on Mobile Sites Will Not Appear in Featured Snippets

May 10, 2019 Source

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

May 1, 2019 Source

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.

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