Google Discusses February and March 2019 Updates

by Brett Harper

In a Google Webmaster Hangout, Google’s John Mueller changed into requested if Google did a “heavy” update in February or March. There has been a lot of anecdotal proof of a few forms of search results updates going on in February, especially around the statistics of Valentines Day.  John Mueller regarded to verify that some thing took place to folks who felt it. But he did now not state that update shows up.

Did Google Update its Algorithm in February and March?
The question requested become direct:

“Did Google do any heavy updates in February or March?”

John Mueller’s solution becomes:

“I don’t understand.”


One could expect that someone who works at Google could recognize if something massive had taken place. It seems that most instances, Googler’s say sure or no. To say that they don’t recognize is a touch unusual.

John Mueller then followed up with this explanation:

“I mean, we do update all the time. I don’t know what you’ll consider heavy.

It probable depends on your internet site. If your website was actively tormented by such updates, you probably suppose it’s pretty heavy.”

So now he becomes classifying any changes as part of the regular series of updates to the set of rules that happen all of the time.  But I have to say that the quantity of adjustments humans are seeing does now not seem like part of the usual type of update. It indeed does experience to many first-rate people as if something has changed.

What is that this Update People are Seeing?
Google has said that they aren’t doing something out of the regular. I tend to agree with this. Part of what’s normal is testing a new algorithm. Could it be that Google is testing something new? Or are web publishers gas lighting every other?

There are three possibilities to explain what publishers are seeing:
Google is rolling out modifications to its algorithm.
Google is checking out a new algorithm.
Nothing brilliant has occurred. It’s just the regular modifications that Google makes on an everyday foundation.
Watch the Webmaster Hangout here.

More Resources
History of Google Algorithm Updates
What Is a Google Broad Core Algorithm Update?

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