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Google releases September 2022 broad core update

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Google releases September 2022 broad core update

This update will take about two weeks to complete and follows the helpful content update that completed last Friday.

on September 12, 2022 at 11:31 am | Reading time: 3 minutes

Google is now rolling out the September 2022 broad core update, this is the second board core update of 2022, with the first one being the May 2022 broad core update.

The announcement. Google announced this on Twitter and updated its search updates page saying “Today we released the September 2022 core update. We’ll update our ranking release history page when the rollout is complete.” Google added, “The rollout could take 2 weeks to complete.”

The rollout started this morning.Google started thisbroad core updaterollout at about 11:26 a.m. ET. And Google will update us when this update is done rolling out.

This comes after the helpful content update finished rolling out this past Friday, on Sept. 9.

Previous core updates.The most recent previous core update was the May 2022 broad core update was a significant and fast update. We also had core updates prior including theNovember 2021 core updateand prior to that was theJuly 2021 core update, before that it was theJune 2021 core updateand that update wasslow to roll out but a big one.

Before that, we had theDecember 2020 core update, whichwas very big, bigger than theMay 2020 core update, and that update was alsobig and broadand took acouple of weeks to fully roll out. Before that was theJanuary 2020 core update, we had some analysis on that updateover here.

The one prior to that was theSeptember 2019 core update. That updatefelt weakerto many SEOs and webmasters, as many said it didn’t have as big of an impact as previous core updates. You can read more about pastGoogle updates here.

What to do if you are hit.Google hasgiven adviceon what to consider if you are negatively impacted by a core update in the past. There aren’t specific actions to take to recover, and in fact, a negative rankings impact may not signal anything is wrong with your pages.

However, Google has offered a list of questions to consider if your site is hit by a core update. Google said you can see a bit of a recovery between core updates but the biggest change you would see would be after another core update.

Why we care.Whenever Google updates its search ranking algorithms, it means that your site can do better or worse in the search results. Knowing when Google makes these updates gives us something to point to in order to understand if it was something you changed on your website or something Google changed with its ranking algorithm. Today, we know Google will be releasing a core ranking update, so keep an eye on your analytics and rankings over the next couple of weeks.


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