Mobile has changed the way people browse online, perform online searches, use social media and even do online shopping. Google just announced that it is making Mobile-First indexing the default for all new domains. So, it is fantastic to see that new websites are now generally showing users – and search engines – the same content on both mobile and desktop devices.
The mobile-first indexing will be enabled by default for all new, previously unknown to Google Search, websites starting July 1, 2019, so there are no plans for Google to notify webmasters. Google suggests that website owners check for this indexing through the URL Inspection Tool in Search Console. By looking at a URL on their website there, they can get information on how the content was crawled and indexed. For older websites that are not indexed using the mobile-first indexing method, Google will continue monitoring and evaluating pages for their readiness for mobile first indexing, and will notify them through Search Console once they are seen as being ready.
If your site has separate desktop and mobile content, Google offers the best practices for you to prepare for mobile-first indexing. See the changelog below to know more about the updates around mobile-first indexing: