Google announced an update of its core search algorithm – what does it actually mean for us?
News - Jun 03, 2019
The media worldwide are reporting that Google announced an update of its core search algorithm for June 2019. Then, to make everything even more intriguing, it posted a tweet about upcoming major changes on June 02, thus informing its end-users about the update.
Here is a tweet posted as a notice to the public, causing turmoil in the digital world:
Tomorrow, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the June 2019 Core Update. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before. Please see this tweet for more about that:https://t.co/tmfQkhdjPL
— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) June 2, 2019
The company also announced that on June 03 it would roll out a broad core algorithm update, to be completed by end-June 2019.
As explained, the update will not be visible, namely it will not influence the visual identity, but attention should be paid to how search results will be affected.
Well, other than the Page Speed Update and the Mobile Interstitial Penalty Update you don’t see Google “pre-announcing” stuff often. Must be big. https://t.co/QwuyWB2P4o
— Casey Markee (@MediaWyse) June 2, 2019
Just to be clear, Google is updated every few months – with the most recent changes introduced this March and not much buzz or debate about them.
Danni Sullivan, an expert, says that there is nothing specifically “big” about this update compared to previous ones. Furthermore, the most recent statement of Google officials confirms his opinion:
– Each day, Google usually releases one or more changes designed to improve our results. Some are focused around specific improvements. Some are broad changes. Last week, we released a broad core algorithm update. We do these routinely several times per year. –
As with any update, certain domains may experience a decrease in hits and feedback, but it is nothing new or unusual.
Based on everything that has been announced, these changes should not have a major impact in average users and therefore there is no need to consider them more drastic than they actually are.