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    Switch to Mobile First Index - Log Files identify Googlebot desktop vs mobile


    Hi there,

    In an attempt to understand when my website is switched to Mobile First Index I have requested from our IT team to monitor the log files.

    Initially to look at the % of crawl that is done by Googlebot Smartphone, should be about 20%
    Then monitoring for the switch. Googlebot Smartphone crawl to about 80% (this will indicate Mobile First Indexing of the site)

    The problem is we don't record the full useragent string so I don't think we can check if Googlebot is desktop OR smartphone.

    My question is, is there another way to understand when Googlebot switches to Mobile First Index, any other way besides the log files.

    Many thanks, Taryn
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    Originally Posted by Misty
    My question is, is there another way to understand when Googlebot switches to Mobile First Index, any other way besides the log files.
    This is most likely a futile effort ...

    Google will be the first to announce the actual date of the switch. Best advice I can give you is to make your site mobile ready and not worry about the switch date.
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    Good morning,

    Many thanks for the input... I don't think it is futile though. I have read that Google will not announce when your site switches to Mobile First, just that they are switching sites and i'd rather be in the know.

    Many thanks, T

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