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Are you seeing a traffic increase since Mobile-first Index switch?

     
7:19 am on Apr 13, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Any added traffic?

Those of you with mobile-friendly pages, have you seen an increase in traffic since the Mobile-first Index started switching over?

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Different mobile-friendly sites have been reindexed to the new Mobile-first SERP at different times in the last couple weeks. One site I'm watching has seen a big jump in traffic that has continued. Still waiting on another site.
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Switching to mobile first index is going to help some sites & hurt others and it mostly depends on your competition.

If you follow best practices and your competition is NOT, this change gives you an advantage.
If you DON"T follow best practices and your competition is, this change gives you an disadvantage.
If you and your competition are both following best practice, you probably won't see any change.
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I dont see any examples of sites that have yet to switch to the mobile-first indexing process. Have you seen any?
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Again...
Best Practices for Mobile-first Indexing [developers.google.com]
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My desktop traffic is increasing a lot. My mobile traffic was good and remains unchanged. If my "mobile ranking" was better than my desktop one, if everything is now based on the mobile index, it might be the reason...
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I suspect that for at least another six months, perhaps a year, number changes will shift, but not markedly. As with most of g's major changes, it seems to take a year to 18 months before fully implemented. "Boiling frog" method.... make small changes over a longer time period to prevent backlash.
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I am seeing some gains on one site, but the site is too young to be able to put the growth down to mobile first. It may just be natural growth that would have occurred regardless of the migration to mobile first.

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Those of you with mobile-friendly pages, have you seen an increase in traffic since the Mobile-first Index started switching over?

No.
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Difficult to say with my site. However, I have seen a marked % increase in mobile traffic compared to desktop and tablets.
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Nop for me
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The traffic is decrease when i compared with last week. I see 40% traffic dip on my site and there is no proper update on this (From Google)
6:55 am on Apr 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Google says:
... we transition sites slowly to ensure a good experience for site owners and users. We evaluate each site individually on its readiness for mobile-first indexing based on the best practices [developers.google.com] and transition the site when the site is ready.
Not all sites have transitioned to the Mobile-first index. If you've been putting this off, now would be the time to act.
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My site is mobile friendly, but still i see traffic dip. May i know what is the reason?
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My site is mobile friendly, but still i see traffic dip. May i know what is the reason?

Amar, it's not possible to answer your question with the information we have about your situation. Additionally, please understand that this forum is an independent forum that has no connection with Google, so demanding an answer from us is pointless. Many of the members here are experienced SEOs, but we are not psychic. Every site is different, and if some sites do well in mobile, then other sites may do less well. Making a site mobile does not automatically increase its rankings.

How old is your site? How old is the mobile version? Did it do well as a desktop site? How good is your content? How fast do your pages load?

What kind of inbound links do you have? Are your pages linked to from high quality pages, and are your links freely given editorial links from high quality pages that are likely to send traffic to your site?

Does your site convey Expertise, Authority, and Trust, qualities that Google is seeking out? Is it a site that's helpful to your intended audience, or is it primarily optimized for keyword matching? It may be difficult for you to judge by rank position, as the context of the query and typical searcher intent may not at all match your particular search patterns. Etc etc.

We don't allow specifics in WebmasterWorld, nor do we do site reviews in the public forums, so you will need to give us abstract examples describing your situation. The quality of the answers you get is likely to relate to the quality of your questions and the awareness with which you describe your situation.

But your description of your situation right now is too vague and your question is too general for you to expect a helpful response. Do some reading in the forums, and see what kinds of questions get good answers. I hope this helps.

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Can anyone confirm they are actually in the mobile-first index?
3:44 pm on Apr 18, 2018 (gmt 0)

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the scanning frequency of the pages in the last days has increased a lot.

-30%

My pages for many months have a non-desktop cache copy. I do not know if it depends on mobile first.
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@Robert - Thanks for your reply. You mentioned all valid point about SEO. I do agree. My concern not about dip in traffic. I want to know was any update from google in Mar and Apr 2018. I see more variations in my website.
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Making a site mobile does not automatically increase its rankings.
Not specific to the Mobile-friendly index update, but since April 2015 mobile-friendly pages have received a ranking boost from Google, we just donít know by how much.

[searchengineland.com...]

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9:08 am on Apr 19, 2018 (gmt 0)

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^^ ^^
RE: Mobile-friendly index update

Correction: Mobile-first index update
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Just got the Mobile-first Index notice on my Search Console message a week ago. A little before I got the notice, and especially recently saw at least a 20% drop in traffic. Is it normal to have a temporary dip in traffic when the mobile-first is implemented? Has anyone seen this, and did they recover? I switched over to a responsive (mobile friendly) site back in June.