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Google will launch dedicated search results for mobile

It'll roll out in the next few months.
Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
October 14, 2016
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In a few months' time, you might notice getting different sets of search results on a phone and on a computer even if you use the same terms. That's because Google has decided to start indexing mobile websites separately, according to Search Engine Land. Mountain View has been toying with the idea since last year -- the continued growth in the number of mobile users might have finally convinced the tech titan to push through with it. Gary Illyes, the company's trends analyst, has revealed the info at digital marketing conference Pubcon, where he also assured people that Google will still have a desktop index. It just won't be as fresh and as up to date as the one for mobile.

The big G launched several other features in the past meant to encourage website owners to tweak their domains for phone users. Last year, it made sure its mobile search results prioritize websites optimized for phones. More recently, it started marking Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) on the results page, so people can choose the website with the fastest loading time.

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