Google Confirms: Core Search Ranking Update Took Place But Not Penguin Related

Jan 12, 2016 • 6:27 am | comments (48) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Algorithm Updates
 

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On Friday we covered many people starting to see ranking changes in Google and then again, over the weekend we said this was a massive update but I said it didn't seem likely it was Penguin.

Well, Google finally confirmed this morning that there was a core ranking change but unrelated to Penguin - as we expected.

It broke this morning with Zineb from Google posting in French:

That means there was no name [for the update]. It is simply one of frequent quality updates.

Gary Illyes confirmed the translation and what happened:

And John Mueller did also:

Basically, all that mocking of our reports of a massive Google update, well - it was something big but Google won't say more than a "core update."

We had several core updates that Google has confirmed in the past, so this is one of the rare ones that Google has indeed confirmed.

Forum discussion at @Missiz_Z, @methode and @JohnMu.

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