Google has confirmed that the core update for January 2020, which started at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, was largely released on Thursday morning. Google said in the @ searchliaison account: "The update is largely complete. However, like any core update, it can take up to two weeks to complete."
For those who asked, the update is mostly done, although like any core update, it can take up to two weeks to complete.
– Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison), January 16, 2020
Core Google update for January 2020. This update to the Google search algorithm was announced on Monday and started on Monday at 12:00 PM ET. The rollout is global and affects all regions and languages of Google search. This update is pretty much done, but it can fluctuate over the next two weeks, Google said.
tracking tools. The automated tracking tools of the data providers show large fluctuations. Here are some updated screenshots:
Extended Web Rankings:
Further information will follow. We are working on collecting more data in connection with this update. We hope to be able to provide more information in the coming week, but as you can see from the tracking tools and ongoing SEO community chatter above, this update feels very big.
Why do we care? With every Google algorithm update, it is helpful to know when Google has confirmed such an update. If you find that the ranking of your website or customer websites is changing significantly, you may be able to point out a core update. Google has given advice on these core updates. So if you're looking for ways to improve your website, read it.
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