To ensure that the website is up to the changes made, the webmasters need to have in depth understanding of all the Google updates that are crucial to the optimization of the website. The latest Google updates ensure the high ranking in SERPs, better DA, and optimized websites.
Largely, Google is centered on enhancing its web search administrations for online users, and by keeping a track of changes in Google’s Algorithm updates, marketers can increase ranking of their sites. Google has a long history of famous SEO algorithm updates that channelize ranking mechanism of SERPs.
Google updates and search engine marketing:Mobile and page speed era
About five years ago, Google introduced mobile optimizations just as an afterthought. It was not something that required focus. All the focus was on metadata, schema markup and website optimization. The optimized mobile website was used to capture mobile traffic if required. However, the digital years — 2018 and 2019 — are set to focus on mobile optimization. After announcing its first ever mobile index in November of 2016, Google ensured its users that it would be focusing more on the mobile optimization.
Google now knows how important the mobile users are and without optimizing their mobile web pages, there will a drop in the users.
Current and the coming era are all about the mobile optimization and page speed. If any business’ website is not adjusted so that it could be easily viewed on a smartphone, it is simply going to lose its traffic. The same applies to the page loading speed. A slow loading website — mobile or not — will see drop in the user traffic. This fact applies to 85 percent of users across the world.
Voice and image search
The latest changes to the Android saw the inclusion of a more personalized version of Google assistant and Google Lens. Both — Google Assistant and Google Lens — changes are said to bring increase in the image and voice searches rather than typed searches. With AI and voice search, the mobile users can not only search the weather but also order goods, talk about current events and more.
This has created a problem for the webmasters, as they are worried if the links would be still clicked or the same amount of user traffic will come to the website. However, the websites will have no changes in the traffic as the AI and images searches will provide the users with best options and they will have to click link to go ahead.
March 7 in 2018 algorithm update: “Brackets.”
The March 7 Google algorithms shifted a lot of ranking is the SEO community. Google confirmed the broad core update. The G-Squared Interactive coined the core update or brackets were the cause of March madness last year. The changes lead to either the ranking of business going extremely up or falling down heavily. As the digital marketers expected, the update affected the websites with low quality. According to expert Glenn Gabe — “This was one of the biggest updates I’ve seen in a while. It seems Google once again improved how it assesses quality, and with Google always looking to surface the highest quality content for users, that’s a really big deal.”
John Mueller on the Google Webmaster hangout confirmed one thing about the “Brackets” update: the changes in the ranking are less due to the low quality of sites and more due to the presence of the relevant content. This update in the end increased the value of the good quality and informative content.
Over the years, Google updates have increased the relevance of the content allowing only the websites with high quality to appear on the first page. Any business who seeks to improve their rating needs to focus on adding high quality and informative content to the website. Any website with keyword stuffing, wrong content or irrelevant content is removed and often banned by the Google. The Google algorithms focus on creating a
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