The news struck many of us as a bummer when we caught wind that Google's highly-anticipated mobile first index will likely be postponed, and for quite some time. During #Next10x: Mastering Mobile Digital Marketing in Boston, Gary Illyes from Google said that the mobile first index might not launch in 2017. He mentioned that he hopes it does launch, but is not 100% sure.
In an effort to improve the quality of its mobile search results, Google has begun experimenting with its mobile-first index. In essence, Google’s search algorithms will soon primarily evaluate the mobile version of a site’s content to determine its page ranking. Further, the mobile-first index will help to better understand structured data and to show snippets from those pages in the search results. Learn the SEO implications of Google's mobile-first Index, what it's all about, and how you can properly prepare to ensure you retain rankings.