The Google algorithm is constantly evolving so the company can display the most relevant, accurate, and secure pages to its users. The algorithm seems to be updated more and more each year.
By staying on top of what's happened, you'll be able to follow SEO best practices, improve your rankings, and figure out why performance shifts are happening.
Google always makes sure to roll out new algorithm updates from time to time in order to make the user experience more happening. Let’s take a look at these updates and how they are useful for the users.
By using the passage ranking update, Google can now index not only web pages, but also specific parts of those pages (paragraphs, sentences). The featured snippet can include specific passages. Rather than having the user comb through a lengthy webpage to find the answer, the goal is to quickly answer very specific queries. To make indexing easier for Google bot, you should target long-tail keywords and ensure the content on your webpage is of high quality.
With this update, users can now individually select which result is more suitable for them. By learning about a source before actually opening it saves a lot of time and allows you to find the most helpful searches for you and whether the website is trustworthy or not. It would facilitate user discovery of authoritative, trustworthy, and unpopular websites. The feature would remain in beta mode. The about result page includes when google first indexed the page’s website, whether the connection used is secure or not, terms that you are searching, the language of the page, and whether this search is relevant in many regions or not.
Google began to emphasize mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor in 2015 following the rise of mobile traffic in the 2010s. In 2013, Google introduced mobile-first indexing — in which the spider crawls and therefore ranks a page's content according to the version of the content that appears on a mobile device. However, in 2019, it became the default for all new and old devices. Make sure you have a responsibility to optimize for mobile-friendliness and manually test popups from functionalities on your mobile phone.
A Google update for product reviews in April 2021 aimed to encourage in-depth product reviews for products that offer insightful analysis and original content, rather than just summarizing a list of products. In order to form a product review that is the top-notch quality, you are recommended to share some expert knowledge about the topic, share unique content that is beyond what the manufacturer has provided. Quantitative performance measurements are also imperative, always solve your customer’s query and assist them in making a wise purchasing decision.
It is a natural language model which is more powerful than any other transformers like (bidirectional encoder representations from transformers). It will help you when you don’t have a sample answer. MUM will provide you contextual information from scanning and analyzing different sources to present comprehensive answers to complex questions.
This update was rolled out on July 26, 2011.
This was a move to end the spamming links across the web and multiple languages. The language of google, in this case, is specifically ‘nullify as the links that have been spamming or the websites will see a drop in the ranking. Google ensures that every website remains with user-oriented web services and only with high-quality content is displayed. No websites are supposed to use link manipulation, keyword stuffing, or any SEO tools to spam the websites. If they refrain from using such tactics automatically there will be a rise in the rankings. You can also protect your website from spammers by updating the website’s SSL certificate, using google search console for security reasons, regular clean-ups, or using tools to index low trust pages.
Google introduces new and specific types of metrics to enhance the user experience. They are not rather new but more prioritized factors.
Ever since the upgradation even though they have existed for a while they now have a greater impact on the rankings.
It has been over a decade since Google updated SERP page titles based on query
A new Google algorithm updates the title not according to queries, but to better reflect the w. hole page.
There's not much love for this update since the titles are generated from H1s, image tags, and even anchor text from other pages.