Google Search Console adds mobile-first indexing features

Google Search Console adds mobile-first indexing features


Google announced that it made a “few tweaks” to Google Search Console to help webmasters and SEOs understand how Google is indexing their sites. Specifically to see if and when Google switched the site to mobile-first indexing or not.

Indexing crawler details. Under settings for a property, Google can now show you which Googlebot is indexing the site, i.e. is it Googlebot Desktop or Googlebot smartphone. In addition, if it is Googlebot smartphone, Google will give you the exact date it switched from desktop to smartphone crawling. Here is a screen shot:

the notifications that didn’t specify the exact date.

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