In a month full of bombshells, Google dropped the biggest one somewhat subtly at an event not really known for its earth-shattering announcements. Namely, they will no longer maintain a single search engine index. Instead, they are crafting a brand new search engine index algorithm that will exclusively handle mobile results. A desktop index will be maintained separately, albeit with fewer updates and less “freshness” in terms of its indexing rate.
Despite the writing on the wall that mobile has overtaken desktop being so faded that it now blends in with the wallpaper, this news still comes as a shock to many. Mobile’s upsurge has come insanely quickly in the past few years, to the point where our daily habits have been reshaped around our device’s capabilities in mostly unseen ways. Thinking of “the web” as something not taking place primarily on desktop will take some getting used to. READ MORE….