On May 25, 2022, Google rolled out a core update, now dubbed May 2022 Core Update, that significantly impacts the way search engines process pages. Though the update is launched, it will take one to two weeks for this update to fully roll out. The update is designed to give users more accurate and relevant search results.
The change is likely to cause pages that do not meet the new criteria to rank lower in search engine results pages (SERPs). Marketers who have not ensured their web pages are compliant with the latest standards may see a significant decrease in traffic from Google.
The update may produce some noticeable changes to how sites perform, and depending on the algorithm, certain sites may witness drops in rankings while others might gain position. Google’s core updates are a way to create enhanced experiences for the users and improve the way Google assesses content overall. These changes may cause some pages to do better, while others might suffer.
Previous Broad Core Updates
The last core update to take place was in November 2021. Before that, we had a very busy summer for Google Algorithm Updates with the July 2021 core update and June 2021 core update.
This article discusses the May 2022 core update. The update is designed to improve the performance and stability of the platform. Subscribe and follow us to stay up-to-date on the latest news and updates from NetElixir.