Google pre-announced Saturday that they will release Google June 2019 core algorithm update and that “these core updates impact how search results are ranked and listed in the Google search results.”
Below is a screenshot of their announcement tweet:
They have also confirmed that the update has started rolling out today.
Their last core update was in March 2019. Google doesn’t usually pre-announce algorithm updates but in order to stay proactive, they started notifying site owners and SEOs about these changes, so they aren’t left “scratching their heads after-the-fact.”
What Does This Mean For You?
According to Search Engine Land, “As with any update, some sites may note drops or gains. There’s nothing wrong with pages that may now perform less well. Instead, it’s that changes to our systems are benefiting pages that were previously under-rewarded.
There’s no ‘fix’ for pages that may perform less well other than to remain focused on building great content. Over time, it may be that your content may rise relative to other pages.”
This means there might be fluctuations in rankings for the next couple of weeks. Google confirmed that a Core update may take a couple of weeks to settle.
Here is a great video recap from Zima Media:
What Should Be Your Next Steps?
Here are Hyperlinks Media’s top recommendations:
1 Annotate this Core update in your Google Analytics account to benchmark your traffic
2. Use SEMrush Sensor to track the volatility of Google’s SERPs rankings and monitor any signs of major changes
3. Focus on creating new and informative content this month
If your site was affected by this change, let us know and our SEO team will be happy to help you get your site back on track. Feel free to contact us or call 281-693-5372.