Google will now indicate when a page listed in its search results won’t load properly on your device. For instance, if a site requires Adobe Flash you’ll see the following message on your iPhone, iPad or Android device running version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) or higher:

flash serp note Google now indicates when a page in its search results wont work on your device

It’s a small change, but one that should encourage web designers and developers to adopt widely supported browser technologies. Just to emphasise, this doesn’t mean Google will remove these sites from its search listings – although a drop in engagement is bound to occur moving forward.

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