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May 2022 Core Update

Broad core update

Updated on:

September 20, 2022


by Momentic

Google makes core updates several times a year to increase the relevancy and usefulness of search results, and smaller core updates are not announced. Core updates are made to keep pace with the evolving web and include broad changes and refinements to Google’s algorithm and systems.

Current status of the ranking update

  • Status:

    Rollout complete!

    Rollout in progress!

  • Announced by Google:

    May 25, 2022

  • Update started:

    May 25, 2022

  • Update completed:

    June 9, 2022

    Rollout in progress!

Momentic analysis and first look

Below you'll get tips on what to look for, how to respond on your website, and helpful resources to improve your website's SEO and UX as it relates specifically to this Google update.

Types of websites affected

All websites could potentially experience notable effects, but no specific type of site is targeted.

What to look for

Gains or drops in rankings on Google Search

What to address

The best way to benefit from core algorithm updates and guard against potential losses is to: