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We don’t have a timeline. It could be a few months or quarters, but it’s definitely not weeks [away].[google.com...]
Don't be surprised if site speed (and appearance of the pages on mobiles) is the primary focus of the mobile index.Most definitely speed with be a ranking factor, and all the other components Google has been including in their mobile speed check tools.
Currently, Google looks at the desktop version of a site and then bases how it will rank the mobile site according to that information. Once this update rolls out, the opposite of that will happen. Google will begin looking at your mobile site and from that, will rank the desktop site.
what is a “mobile page”?There are 3 different classes of what SE's consider a mobile page/site:
Only downside: some display:none elements that, unfortunately, consume some bandwidth and will never ever be seen... poor elements.
what is a “mobile page”?
Why does google need to give priority to either desktop or mobile?
Now revenue? That's another story altogetherTrue, but that may be a thing of the past now. In the early days of building mobile pages, a lot of mistakes were made.
Google devotes 80% of its available crawl resources to desktop.
My main product converts very well on mobile
...there does seem to be a "research on mobile, buy on desktop" phenomenon.All evidence points to that metric changing in the next couple years.
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As desktops are used less and less (besides the office, desktop sales have steadily declined over the last 3 years and continue to do so) and as websites are designed mobile-first, the product focus will surely need to change to accommodate the mobile user.