New Google Core Algorithm Update

Google makes changes every day to cumulatively enhance search results and user experience. These incremental updates are typically unnoticeable and take place when there isn’t a recognized impact on those directly involved with the search engines. Broader updates are performed on a more expansive level a few times a year and usually come with notice to site owners. This is to allow them to compensate for the possible downtimes in site traffic associated with the update.


September’s Core Update Details

The last core algorithm update began rolling out on September 12th and was officially completed two weeks later, on the 26th. The previous core update was performed in May and was completed in early June. These core updates are content and quality-focused to optimize the search results for Google users. September’s update targeted all sorts of content on a global scale.



This update took hold very quickly according to the announcement date and the date it was completed. Volatility increased significantly during these times which indicates major changes. High fluctuations in volatility show how much was changed and how rankings improve over time. For reference, the update from May was 19% less drastic than the November core update a year prior.

The September 2022 core algorithm update showed compared volatility to be even less impactful than any update before. As a result, overall, the September update was weak and shouldn’t have negatively affected many sites.

Nevertheless, each update is met with a mix of reviews. Some sites complain about decreased traffic, and for good reason. Lower ratings mean lower sales and recognition in their field. Informative sites just as much as sales sites can see significant changes, and the answer to this problem is usually the same every time.



Search results after updates continue to fluctuate over the following weeks, so before jumping to conclusions or trying to make sense of an update, it’s best to give it time to settle. Google has advised that changes after core updates in terms of search ranking declination can’t be changed. There isn’t anything wrong with your site after an update if it isn’t performing as anticipated, save for a few necessary content tweaks.

Algorithmic updates never target specific sites or pages because the changes are targeted toward improving system content assessments. Contrarily, sites that were underperformers may see positive outcomes in their traffic.

Google works to stay updated with natural changes in search engine use, so changes in rankings are bound to happen. However, if content producers and site owners notice a decline without a pickup, it will just be time to optimize the site’s content to include various search engine-relevant content.

A site’s content should keep up with Google’s consistent enhancements. Ensure your site provides well-researched, original, and analytic content. Your content should expand from obvious ideas and contain thought-provoking information that a user will appreciate on the way to their search.

Contemplate what your target will be looking for when reaching your site. Enlist handfuls of accurate information that is relevant to their search. Your page should be free from careless errors and hastily compiled data, so make sure your content looks and sounds professional and understandable to a wide variety of audiences.

You can further perfect your site according to Google’s standards by following their General Guidelines for search quality ratings and high-quality sites.


Final Thoughts

Google releases core algorithm updates regularly. The noticeable enhancements are announced first to prepare those directly involved with search engine results. Every few months you can expect to check and analyze your ratings. It’s a possibility that you may have to make your own changes to make your page as relevant and optimized as possible.