On December 3rd of this year, Google launched its third core algorithm update of 2020, and it’s been interesting. Quick review: large, core-algorithm updates by Google are different from the minor daily search updates Google implements. The small, daily updates implemented by Google are mostly imperceptible to normal search engine users and SEO specialists. Consider the fact Google implemented over 3,000 search improvements in 2018 at an average of almost 9 a day. How many of those updates can you recall or did you notice? Likely, none. Core algorithm updates, in contrast, have the potential to profoundly impact site rankings. Hence, core algorithm updates tend to be a noticeable source of angst in the SEO community, and often lead to a flurry of activity, data collection, and speculation occurring in the days and weeks surrounding the update.
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On December 3rd, Google announced implementation of a broad core algorithm update. While Google releases hundreds of algorithm updates a year, sometimes several in a day, most go relatively unnoticed as they are minor changes meant to improve Google’s search algorithm. In contrast, broad core algorithm updates are typically released much less frequently, and they tend to be a source of concern and hand wringing in the SEO community as they can result in significant and sometimes unexpected ranking behavior.