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ukgimp:
https://webmasters.googleblog.com/2018/03/rolling-out-mobile-first-indexing.html

ukgimp:
Note it's mobile first indexing

ergophobe:
In theory, this changes nothing for a responsive site and, at least for now, changes nothing for a desktop-only site.

It's the little things coming along with it that will add up, like this


--- Quote ---Related, we recently announced that beginning in July 2018, content that is slow-loading may perform less well for both desktop and mobile searchers.
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ergophobe:
This linked article lays out nicely the primary impacts
https://developers.google.com/search/mobile-sites/mobile-first-indexing

Adam C:

--- Quote from: ergophobe on March 26, 2018, 04:17:44 PM ---
It's the little things coming along with it that will add up, like this


--- Quote ---Related, we recently announced that beginning in July 2018, content that is slow-loading may perform less well for both desktop and mobile searchers.
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This exactly.

We had a major competitor take a substantial hit in the core update around 10 March.  They do most things right but have a slow site compared with the other leaders in the space and the winners in that update.  So we're speculating speed has become a bigger factor already this month.

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