Official, global core algorithm update
This is a big one, likes of which we haven’t seen recently. Google didn’t give definitive answer as to what they changed, but they did tell us to check out new quality raters’ guidelines. However, what we are pretty sure about is, this update actually influenced local search results as well. Also, it seems that medical niche (including fitness and healthy lifestyle as well) was hit the hardest, so much so that it got nicknamed “Medic Update”. It is a global update however and, according to Google, this was just a coincidence.
Possible update noticed
Tracking tools have noticed some relatively significant fluctuations, more so than the webmasters. It seems there has been an update, but it hasn’t been a huge one.
Google announced speed update rolling out
It is finally here, Google has started rolling out the mobile speed update. They say only the slowest mobile websites will see hits from this update at first.
There has been another blip, however, this time the tools picked it up too. The webmasters have been mildly more stressed than usual, so we expect another not too noticeable update took place.
A minor blip
There has been come chatter in the webmaster community, however, not too much. Tools haven’t picked up anything meaningful. There probably was an update, albeit not too aggressive.
Big jumps in SERPs
Webmasters have picked up on quite big fluctuations, and this time, so have the tools. The SERPs are all over the place.
Small yet noticed
There has been more chatter than usual both among webmasters and black hat crowd. The tools, however, haven’t picked on this trend.
Google Core Update
Another core update occurred, as confirmed by Google. This was a further continuation of March 7th update and as such included additional refining of their algorithm. Consequently, plenty of big-name websites and authority domains got a considerable boost in SERPs.
The SERP fluctuation tools haven’t noticed anything significant, but there was a huge murmur in the webmaster community.
Mobile First Indexing
The mobile first indexing has kicked off. This update will progress very slowly and gradually, but it has started, and is definitely something to look out for.