Google had set September 2020 as the deadline for when it would begin to fully switch over to crawling and indexing sites using mobile-first indexing but announced today that site owners will have more time to prepare. The deadline has been extended to March 2021.
Mobile-first indexing is a long-term plan that Google began rolling out in July 2019 by enabling it for new domains. The company cited “these uncertain times” as the reason for delaying the next phase of the rollout. The announcement also referenced further testing that showed a number of common issues sites are having in