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Google delays going mobile-first on search indexing until March 2021

Google delays going mobile-first on search indexing until March 2021

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WhatsApp fixes issue that exposed some users' phone numbers to search engines

WhatsApp fixes issue that exposed some users' phone numbers to search engines

Facebook went on a whack-a-mole expedition patching a security vulnerability that exposed thousands of WhatsApp users' phone numbers with a fairly simple Google search. The Indian researcher who found this loophole is also crying foul for not being able to receive a bounty for his bug find.

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Google search results will be fully optimized for mobile-first content in September

Google search results will be fully optimized for mobile-first content in September

Google has been working on mobile-first web indexing for nearly half a decade. Although 70% of all websites surfaced within search results today are optimized for mobile devices, that lingering 30% means mobile users still land on unwieldy desktop-only interfaces far too often. To ensure the best browsing experience for everyone, Google is switching to mobile-first indexing for all websites starting in September 2020.

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Google will begin indexing more sites in Search based on their mobile version

Google will begin indexing more sites in Search based on their mobile version

Google Search's migration to mobile-first indexing will soon expand to more websites across the web, Google stated in a blog post today. A limited experiment first began in late 2016, pushed by Google's goal to make search results more useful on mobile. Satisfied with the preliminary results, Google has now begun by migrating those websites that currently "follow the best practices for mobile-first indexing."

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