How are you doing this week, we are back with last week’s SEO roundup to fill you in on the latest updates that happened in the SEO realm.
March 2019 Google Core Update
The biggest update this week is the new Core Update from Google on March 12, 2019. Unlike the smaller, regular Google updates, this one was a major update that comes after the last year’s Medic update. Now as this update is still in its raw form there is still not enough data to analyze the websites affected by it.
This time there was a rare confirmation from Google through their twitter account that they have released a new broad core search ranking algorithm update. Here’s the tweet:
This week, we released a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before. Please see these tweets for more about that:https://t.co/uPlEdSLHoXhttps://t.co/tmfQkhdjPL
— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) March 13, 2019
Now if you are speculating the effects of March 12 Google Core Update, then we would like to remind you that Google has advised that there is not much you can do to if your pages are not focused on building quality content. It’s very early to make any sense out of this Google Core Update, but still here’s what the search giant has advised SEOs regarding broad core algorithm updates previously:
“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, some sites may note drops or gains. There’s nothing wrong with pages that may now perform less well. Instead, it’s that changes to our systems are benefiting pages that were previously under-rewarded.
There’s no “fix” for pages that may perform less well other than to remain focused on building great content. Over time, it may be that your content may rise relative to other pages.”
Furthermore, to prevent any confusions, Google has officially christened this update as the “March 2019 Core update.”
We understand it can be useful to some for updates to have names. Our name for this update is "March 2019 Core Update." We think this helps avoid confusion; it tells you the type of update it was and when it happened.
— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) March 15, 2019
Here’s the video: