Google recently made an announcement that every small business owner should pay attention to, and that is, shortly they will be dividing their nearly infinite database into separate mobile and desktop versions.
As a result, it’s thought that there will be winners and losers, as counter-intuitively those publishers with mobile sites and stripped-down content will have less for Google’s search bot’s to hit.
Where this could be problematic for those web publishers who are currently serving reduced information to optimize the mobile experience, is that the mobile index will be the preferred index unlike today where the desktop leads. This may lead to lower rankings in search on mobile devices, but now even desktops could be affected.
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As a result of this index split publishers will have no choice but to offer richer, higher quality pages on mobile, as Google prioritizes their mobile index over the desktop.
Read more at Business Insider. http://www.businessinsider.com/google-changing-index-splitting-into-desktop-and-mobile-2016-10