Google have announced that they are rolling out their latest core algorithm update for May 2020 – saying it would take around 2 weeks to fully roll out.

The last core update from Google was back in January 2020.

Google have not specified if any changes will take place to the search results page, or how websites will be effected.

It should become clear which industries and aspects of the search results have been effected in the coming weeks.

If you are a webmaster, or a consultant looking after several websites, be sure to keep an eye on traffic and rankings in the next week or so.

What does a Core update involve?

Core updates tend to to look at certain aspects and industries – for example, the January core update changed how website rank on page 1 if a featured snippet is shown.

If a featured snippet is shown on a results page, the link to the page in question will not appear as another result on the same page.

A featured snippet is the box that sometimes appears at the top of the page, usually these are excerpts from blog posts with images or a video.


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