The official list of Google updates since 2020

What to take stock of the latest updates to the Google algorithm.

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16 Google algorithm updates have taken place since 2020. © Google

Have you noticed an unexplained increase or decrease in traffic on your website? It is possible that an update from Google has impacted your activity. To find out, simply compare the dates of the updates with the statistics recorded by your site over the same period.

Google unveils the official list of its updates since 2020

Here is the list of Google algorithm updates for 2 years:

  • May 25, 2022: May 2022 main update. This update primarily affected Google Search, with the goal of improving the relevance of search results. The deployment ended on June 9.
  • March 23, 2022: March 2022 Product Reviews. The objective: to offer more reliable purchasing advice, based on the opinions of Internet users.
  • February 22, 2022: Updated desktop page experience. The objective of this update was to integrate the criteria related to the user experience in the evaluation method of the web pages. The deployment ended on March 3.
  • December 1, 2022: December 2021 Updated product reviews. An update that changed the ranking of product reviews that appear in search results. The deployment ended on December 21.
  • November 17, 2021: November 2021 Core Update. A new change in the methods of referencing web pages on the search engine, which has impacted all countries and all languages. The full rollout ended on November 30.
  • November 3, 2021: November 2021 anti-spam update. An update that targeted spam in the SERPs. The deployment ended on November 11.
  • July 26, 2021: July 2021 link spam update. This update aimed to remove artificial links, to fight against abusive netlinking. The deployment ended on August 24.
  • July 1, 2021: July 2021 core update. This update corresponds to the continuation of the major changes downgraded in June. The last deployments took place on July 12.
  • June 28, 2021:June 2021 anti-spam update (part 2).
  • June 23, 2021: June 2021 anti-spam update (part 1).
  • June 15, 2021: Updated page experience for mobile. The goal of this major update was to integrate Core Web Vitals as indicators related to user experience. The deployment ended on September 2.
  • June 2, 2021: June 2021 main update. The goal of this new version of the algorithm: provides ever more relevant content for users. The deployment ended on June 12.
  • April 8, 2021: April 2021 product reviews update. The deployment ended on April 22.
  • December 3, 2020: December 2020 core update. Again, changes were rolled back to the algorithm. The deployment ended on December 16.
  • May 4, 2020: May 2020 main update. The full deployment was announced on May 18.
  • January 13, 2020: January 2020 main update. The deployment ended on January 16.

How to detect the impact of a Google update on a site?

When an update is announced by Google, it is always important to stay vigilant about the performance of your website. Of course, panicking is counterproductive. On the other hand, it is interesting to set up actions upstream, in order to anticipate these potential increases or decreases in your traffic.

To follow the evolution of your positioning and carry out SEO analyzes on your site, you can rely on one of these solutions:

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