The Internet, as we all know it today, wouldn’t have existed without the HTTP protocol. It's what pumps content to all of us. It makes it possible for us to read the latest news, order stuff online, watch videos on YouTube and get to our favourite websites on all types of devices. Sadly, the protocol has not been changed since 1999 when version 1.1 was released so, when HTTP/2 was released in 2016, it was a source of excitement for us.
We've helped a few of our clients move there domains and hosting from one.com which we initially found very difficult and time-consuming. We're adding these details for anybody else that may want to move there domain and hosting away from one.com but also as a reminder for ourselves, as finding these details on the one.com website are nearly impossible and contacting their support to discuss a move is generally slow.
I often get asked variants of the following question:
- Does a website have a shelf life - Should I be looking to have a new site designed every year or so?
- How frequently should I overhaul my whole website?
- How often should I be updating my website?
Before getting to the short answer, there are several considerations as to why you should upgrade your website over a set period.
Mobile-first indexing means Google predominantly uses the mobile version of the content for indexing and ranking. Historically, the index primarily used the desktop version of a page's content when evaluating the relevance of a page to a user's query. Since the majority of users now access Google Search with a mobile device, Googlebot primarily crawls and indexes pages with the smartphone agent going forward.