5 Major Google Algorithm updates Summarized in the Past 2018

In this article, we share 5 Major Google Algorithm updates in 2018 that you should focus on. On top of this list, I would also like to add Google RankBrain, which is always regarded as the third important update at this moment. Google RankBrain will be further elaborated in the coming blog posts.Check how suited your website currently is to mobile browsing with Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test, which will tell you if your website is easy to use on a mobile device.

With 60% of searches now performed on mobile devices, mobile compatibility is increasingly important as Google shifts its focus from mobile-friendly to mobile-first. The search giant has already split its search index in two—one for mobile, one for desktop, and announced back in November 2016 that mobile would eventually take priority:These frequent and tight-lipped algorithm changes lead to much speculation around how businesses can change their strategy to stay at the top of the rankings.

While we never know exactly how the algorithm changes, in this post, we’re going to look at five areas you should pay attention to, to help adapt your SEO strategy accordingly.

Google’s search algorithm changes a lot. Since 2000, there have been hundreds of large and small updates (you can view the full list here) that affect whether your content climbs or falls down search engine results pages (SERPs). For marketers, this means a new Google algorithm is always on the horizon.

“Our algorithms will eventually primarily use the mobile version of a site’s content to rank pages from that site, to understand structured data, and to show snippets from those pages in our results.”

 

 

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