Google has released the May 2022 core update which will take about 1-2 weeks to fully roll out. Here is all you need to know.
Google released the May 2022 core update on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Core updates are the substantial improvements rolled out to Google’s overall ranking processes and are designed to increase the overall relevancy of its search results and make it more helpful and useful for everyone. The update will take about 1-2 weeks to fully roll out. “Several times per year, we make substantial improvements to our overall ranking processes, which we refer to as core updates. Core updates are designed to increase the overall relevancy of our search results and make them more helpful and useful for everyone. Today, we’re releasing our May 2022 core update. It will take about 1-2 weeks to fully roll out,” Google Search Central Blog said.
“Core updates are changes we make to improve Search overall and keep pace with the changing nature of the web. While nothing in a core update is specific to any particular site, these updates may produce some noticeable changes to how sites perform, which we’ve noted in previous guidance on what site owners should know about core updates,” Google added. Also Read: Google Pay: Know how to create UPI ID to make online payments
Giving further insights, Google said, “We confirm broad core updates because they typically produce some widely notable effects. Some sites may note drops or gains during them. 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.”
It also informed that there ‘is nothing wrong with pages that may perform less well in a core update. They have not violated Google’s webmaster guidelines nor been subjected to a manual or algorithmic action, as can happen to pages that do violate those guidelines. In fact, there is nothing in a core update that targets specific pages or sites. Instead, the changes are about improving how Google’s systems assess content overall. These changes may cause some pages that were previously under-rewarded to do better. Also Read: This iPhone 13 feature saved woman’s life during terrifying emergency; Know how to activate it
About previous core updates
Prior to the May 2022 update, a core update took place in the month November 2021. Before that it was the July 2021 core update, June 2021 core update, according to the information provided by a report by searchengineland.com.