What are the latest updates in the Google search algorithm?
These are some latest algorithm updates Google has released :
Core Update May 2020: In spite of the Corona crisis, Google has not ceased work on its algorithm. Google announced its “May 2020 Core Update” on May 4th, 2020. Just a few hours later the update was rolled out, although according to Google it could take up to two weeks until the effects are noticeable in all areas.
This core update was about changes in search rankings that are generally a reflection of content relevancy. meaning if the content has gained relevancy since the last update it will be moved higher up in rankings.
Core Update January 2020: We weren’t even two weeks into 2020 when Google surprised webmasters with a new core update. Google announced their new “January 2020 Core Update” on the official Google Search Liaison Twitter account.
Previously, it was not uncommon to see webpages in a featured snippet position appear twice on Page 1 of search results. a webpage only gets one opportunity to appear on Page 1.featured snippets count as one of the 10 webpage listings shown on the first page of search results.