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Google December 2020 Core Update: Google Algorithm Update 2020

Google always update their algorithm for improve search queries and user experience. Always Google new update impact on Google Ranking. This time Google confirms and released the “Google Broad Core Update”. Google always try to improve ranking factors and website related issues.

Google December 2020 Core Update

After 7 month-long wait, Google has finally released a new core update, the December 2020 Core update. Google recently announced that it is rolling out a new core update named “December 2020 core update”. This update is the third core update for the year 2020, the first one was the “January 2020 core update” & the second one was “May 2020 core update”.

While Google has constantly released a “Google Algorithm Update” every few months or so, it has been around 7 months since Google released any of the core updates. The Google “May 2020 core update” was released on May 4, 2020. It’s not common for Google to wait this long to roll out the Google Core update.

The announcement for the December 2020 core update was made via Google’s official Twitter handle. Google said “Later today, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the December 2020 core update. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before.”

Google December 2020 Core Update Roll Out Time

Google has updated users worldwide that Google has begun rolling out this December 2020 core update at around 1pm ET, which is two and a half hours later after the original time stated by Google to release the core update.

 “The December 2020 core update is now rolling out live. As is typical with these updates, it will take about one to two weeks to fully roll out.” As stated by Google, the December 2020 core update was released on 3rd December 2020, the full core update will take at least one week to roll out. Keep an eye out for any changes in your site rankings.

Previous Google Core Updates

As we mentioned above, the most recent previous core update was the May 2020 core update, needless to say, that update was huge and wide and it took a couple of weeks to fully roll out. Before the Google May 2020 core update was Google’s January 2020 core update. Before both of these Google core update was the September 2019 core update which felt weaker to all the SEO and Webmaster experts worldwide.

It was stated that the September 2019 core update didn’t had as big of an impact as all the general Google core updates. Apart from that, Google also released an update in November but that one was specific to local rankings.

What To Do If Hit By Google Core Update?

It is very common that a lot of sites are negatively impacted by Google’s new core update. Google has given advice on what to consider if your website has been negatively impacted by a core update in the past. There aren’t any specific actions that you need to follow in order to recover, as a matter of fact, a negative ranking may not be a signal that something is wrong with your website.

It is common for your website to have a negative ranking while the core update is still rolling out. Once the update is fully released, check your rankings again. Google did state that you can see a bit of recovery between the core updates, but the biggest change you can see is after another core update.

Why Should You Care About Core Updates?

Whenever Google updates its search engine ranking algorithms, it means that you will either go higher or lower in the search engine rankings. Knowing when Google is releasing their next core update can help you keep things in order on your website to brace for the impact. Also, keep up with all the changes made in the newest Google core updates to understand what you can change for better performance.

Google Core Update May 2020

The May 2020 Core Update is the second Google core update released in 2020. Google recently announced that it is rolling out another core update. This is the second update of the year and the first one was launched in January 2020. 

History shows that Google released a core update every few months but this core update was released in a span of little over three months since January Google Core Update. 

The official Google Twitter account stated: “Later today, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the Google May 2020 Core Update. Our guidance about such reviews remains as we’ve covered before.”

Previous Updates

The latest previous core update was the January 2020 Core Update, we did some analysis on that update. The one before that was the September 2019 Core Update. The September update felt much weaker to several SEO experts, as it didn’t have as much big impact as other core updates. Google also released an update in November 2019, but that update was specific to local rankings. 

What To Do If You are Negatively Impacted Whenever Google releases another core update, a lot of people’s rankings are negatively impacted. If you are one of those whose rankings are impacted negatively, then there are several steps you can take to get your rankings back up again. 

Google Core Update January 2020

The announcement. Google said, “Later today, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the January 2020 Core Update. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before.”

Now rolling out. An hour after this announcement, at 12pm ET, Google announced this is now live and rolling out to all data centers. Google wrote “The January 2020 Core Update is now live and will be rolling out to our various data centers over the coming days.”

Featured Snippet Algorithm Update – January 23, 2020

Google officials announced that they have started an algorithm update that will restrict URLs that are shown in the featured snippet to appear again in the first ten results of SERPs.

While replying to a question, Google’s Danny Sullivan confirmed that a webpage that is featured on the top position (#0 position) will not appear again in the listing. Danny also mentioned that the new algorithm will make sure the Search Results page is not stuffed and it only shows relevant information.

It was also confirmed that the snippet position will be considered as one of the top 10 listings on the search engine result page.

“If a web page listing is elevated into the featured snippet position, we no longer repeat the listing in the search results. This declutters the results & helps users locate relevant information more easily. Featured snippets count as one of the ten web page listings we show,” tweeted Danny.

Google have confirmed the first Broad Core algorithm at 13 March 2018.

What’s new in Google Broad Core Update?

This algorithm “Core Update Google” basically focuses on Rich Content.  Google focus on what’s user intent and what’s query intent. You should write content according to user’s experience. You have to provide most relevant information to the users. This step will helpful for higher website ranking. Google will give the top importance to the content that’s will helpful for visible a website in SERP.

Advanced Step According to Core Update Google Algorithmic Update

  • Content should be relevant and provide the best information to the users.
  • Content should be attractive that attract the users.
  • Rich Content is very helpful for search engine visibility.
  • Avoid keywords stuffing.
  • Content should be Unique.
  • Update your content on regular basis.
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