The first core update for 2020 is going live! Google announced that a broad core algorithm update called “January 2020 core update” is rolling out soon. The official announcement was made via Google’s search liaison Twitter account.
According to Google:
“Later today, we are releasing a broad core algorithm update, as we do several times per year. It is called the January 2020 Core Update. Our guidance about such updates remains as we’ve covered before.”
The January 2020 core update is now live and will be rolling out to users in the coming days.
The last update from Google was on 29 September 2019, and its impact was comparatively weaker.
What can you expect from this update?
This is a cliched question on everyone’s mind.
Each time Google updates its algorithm, it’s taking a step further to make the search experience better and more relevant to the users.
There’s nothing wrong with pages that may perform poorly in a core update. Core update doesn’t target specific pages or sites. Instead, changes are about how search engines assess content overall.
Google rolls out thousands of algorithm updates every year. It’s only a few times in a year that a ‘broad core algorithm’ update is released. They’re designed to deliver authoritative content to searchers.
Your site might show fluctuation in search ranking algorithms, so keep on watching analytics and rankings.