Google Releases September 2022 Core Algorithm Update

September 2022 Google Algorithm Update

Google announces the launch of the September 2022 Core Algorithm Update. Google said this update could take about two weeks to rollout fully. This update follows the helpful content update. This one is 2022, the second Google core update, with the first being the May 2022 broad core update.

The official Google list of the announced updates commented that it could take up to two weeks to complete the rollout.

“Released the September 2022 core update. The rollout takes 2 weeks to complete.”

Google Core Update

On Sep 12, 2022, Google announced about this update.

Here is a screenshot of a tweet from Google Search Central about this update:

September 2022 Algorithm Update - tweet

A Google core algorithm update is a modification to various parts of Google’s algorithm. While the algorithm is constantly changing, a core algorithm update is more noticeable. Expect the changes to the algorithm to be noticed within the following few days as the changes are rolled-out to data centers.

There is no validation of how this affects search engine result pages (SERPs) worldwide or in different languages. However, because these types of updates are more general, this will likely affect search results in most languages.

What can you do if this update affects your website?

Google has previously given recommendations if an algorithm update negatively impacts your site. However, there are no specific steps to recover, and a drop in rankings may not indicate anything is wrong with your pages.

If your site is affected by a update, Google has provided a list of questions to consider. According to Google, there is some recovery between core updates, but the most significant difference will be after another core update. 

Final Words

When Google updates its search ranking algorithms, your site may perform better or worse in the search results. Knowing when Google makes these updates provides us with a reference point to determine whether it was something you changed on your website or something Google changed with its ranking algorithm. We know that Google will be releasing a core ranking update soon. So we need to keep an eye on our analytics and rankings in the coming weeks.

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