Curious article on Mobile SEO and the new Google "Mobile-first Index"

Last Update: March 21, 2018

Hi, Team,

Just wanted to share with you an interesting text from Backlinko, regarding Mobile SEO, which becomes more and more important, as Google recently rolled out their "Mobile-first Index".

The text is comprehensive, and many aspects are touched, including his standpoint on AMP.

It is good to view one more opinion on what to expect in terms of mobile SEO in the next months.


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MonicaRobin1 Premium
Thanks Anton,
We probably have more Mobile users today. Very helpful information.
Harizan Premium
Hi, Monca, you are welcome!

You are right for the mobile users. This is what I found from Statista site:

"For 2017 the number of mobile phone users is forecast to reach 4.77 billion.
Mobile phone users worldwide - additional information

The number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to pass the five billion mark by 2019. In 2016, an estimated 62.9 percent of the population worldwide already owned a mobile phone. The mobile phone penetration is forecasted to continue to grow, rounding up to 67 percent by 2019. China was predicted to have just over 1.4 billion mobile connections in 2017, while India was forecast to reach over one billion. By 2019, China is expected to reach almost 1.5 billion mobile connections and India almost 1.1 billion.

Most of the mobile market growth can be attributed to the increasing popularity of smartphones. By 2014, around 38 percent of all mobile users were smartphone users. By 2018, this number is expected to reach over 50 percent. The number of smartphone users worldwide is expected to grow by one billion in a time span of five years, which means the number of smartphone users in the world is expected to reach 2.7 billion by 2019."
jtaienao Premium
Hi Anton,
Thanks for sharing this article. Mobile SEO is extremely important today as most users access the internet via their mobile devices.
Harizan Premium
Yes, and apparently Google pushes their algorithm into mobile direction.

That's why we have to be proactive and make the necessary changes to respond the new expectations.
JillAlexaVA Premium
Hi Anton.Thank you for this information.
Harizan Premium
You are welcome, Jill!
PoppaJoe Premium
I too have read through most of it and bookmarked it so I can finish it later. This is better than good-to-know information and should become required reading if one want to achieve a higher level of success here at WA
Harizan Premium
Yes, it looks like it deserves reading it!
Pernilla Premium
Thank you Anton!
I have bookmarked the link. Great information.
Harizan Premium
Hi, Pernilla,

Always a pleasure to hear from you:)
Hammer11B Premium
I just finished reading the article myself. Solid information. It would be really good for a lot of WA users to apply his teachings here in addition to the WA methods. The guy is a genius.
Harizan Premium
Yes, one more opinion from an expert never hurts:)