|Published : 16 Oct 2016, 17:01:01|
Google brings major changes to search
Google is getting ready to make some major changes to search.
The company is in the process of creating a new index for mobile devices, which will become the "primary" index for search, according to Google webmaster trends analyst Gary Illyes.
This means searches from mobile devices will serve up the freshest results as Google will update its mobile index more frequently, reports UNB quoting Mashable.
Google has previously discussed such plans but Illyes' comments, which were reported by Search Engine Land, are the first indication that the company plans to roll this out fairly soon.
Right now, Google only uses one such index for all its searches, regardless of platform. Under the upcoming update Illyes detailed, though, Google will create a separate mobile-only index that will serve as the "primary" index for search.
It is unclear exactly how this will work or what the impact will be, but at a basic level it means desktop and mobile users will see different search results and Google will put more resources into those surfaced on mobile. –RH