You might notice the difference in search results when you browse the same terms on the phone and on a computer in the next few months time. According to sources, Google has decided to start indexing mobile version websites separately.
Presently, Google has a single index of documents in terms of search, which means it doesn’t bother if you search from your computer, tablet or phone the index will come same.
According to Gary Illyes, Google’s webmaster trends analyst, who revealed that the search engine giant would create a separate search index for mobile in few months. He also predicts that there are possibilities that this new mobile version might be the primary search index.
It seems Google make sense considering mobile has become the primary device, so strengthening search on mobile does make sense.
What is meant by AMP ?
Since reading or looking a website on the mobile web is slow, clunky and frustrating experience. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that publishers can create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere.
However, Google is paying more attention to the smartphone these days by providing features which desktop users won’t avail. Recently, Google also introduced new types of search recommendations exclusively to the mobile version.
It is too early to determine the functionality of the mobile index at this point. There are more possibilities that we could be looking for more mobile-friendly websites which the Google is prioritizing over the years.
Chances are there that Google may determine the ranking of the sites based on the mobile content which the now relies on the desktop content. Considering both the ways, it sounds like significant changes are going to take place soon.