One SEO professional was concerned about why their site hasn’t yet been migrated to mobile-first indexing.
Their main problem is that they have some pages that have a separate mobile version (an m-dot, for example), and other pages are on a responsive design.
They are suspecting that the reason why this is—is due to the fact that it hasn’t yet been updated to mobile-first indexing yet. However they aren’t exactly sure, and they wanted to know 100 percent where this stood.
John explained that mobile-first indexing is still taking place, that there are still some mobile sites that have not yet been moved over to mobile-first.
He believes that this website is really just in sort of a “holding position” where it will eventually be moved to mobile-first. It just hasn’t been moved there quite yet.
This happens at approximately the 2:09 mark in the video.
John Mueller Hangout Transcript
SEO Professional 2 2:09
Hi, good morning, John. So I’ve got a question. So I have this website I’m looking for, and we have the situation that this website hasn’t been migrated to mobile-first indexing. And there’s kind of a mixed state. We have some pages, which have a separate mobile version, and some other pages are responsive. And the link structure is kind of unclear. So my, I suspect that this might be the reason for the website’s not to be migrated to mobile first yet, and just wanted to confirm if this is true, or if there might be other reasons for that.
I, I don’t know, my my guess is maybe at the time where we’re, where we were migrating all of the websites over maybe, maybe that was causing it to to kind of be held back. But as far as I know, there, there’s still a kind of a batch of mobile-first indexing sites that are just not migrated over. And it’s something where we’re working through some of the bigger sites there step by step to make sure that they can all be migrated cleanly. And then when we have kind of the bigger issues resolved, then we’ll migrate the rest as well. So my guess is the the website is kind of in this holding position, where it’s not necessarily that they’re doing anything wrong now. It’s just back when we checked, it wasn’t perfect.
SEO Professional 2 3:46
Okay, so you would say it’s good to just wait a little bit longer and to see what happens?
Yeah, I mean, I don’t know what the timeline is, but my guess is, like, towards the first half of next year, we will be migrating all of the remaining sites over okay. And then you’d probably see that happen.
SEO Professional 2 4:08
Okay, okay. Cool.