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Google's May 2020 Core Update Will Fully Roll Out in About 1 to 2 Weeks

Plainly called the May 2020 Core Update, Google has begun implementing its new core search algorithm changes.  The last core update was way back January. The updates seek to improve the quality of search query results for users when they try to find websites online. Several website owners may see their web rankings fluctuate though users will not in any way be affected. To ward off manipulative efforts, Google usually keeps mum about its routine updates while stressing the importance of quality content.

Google Core Update Roll Out Duration

Google posted a tweet some days ago mentioning the May 2020 Core Update. Not only has the updated started rolling out for users everywhere, but that it would also completely roll out in about one to two weeks. According to Google Search Liaison's tweet: "Later today, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the May 2020 Core Update. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before."

Broader Update to Improve User Search Experience

This broad core algorithm will bring about changes to the search engine giant's algorithms and systems. This is different from regular algorithm updates that Google does every now and then to enhance search results. In addition to other improvements, core updates may affect Google Discover. Websites will find their rankings dropping or gaining. This is a common scenario during broad updates. Representatives from Google said: “We know those with sites that experience drops will be looking for a fix, and we want to ensure they don't try to fix the wrong things. Moreover, there might not be anything to fix at all,”  Naturally, because Google makes algorithm changes periodically, some websites lose their rankings while others experience bursts in traffic. There is no exact way to address the negative impact of algorithm updates once they roll out. However, you can use analytics to better understand why your website rankings dropped.
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