It is estimated that Google’s latest algorithm change will impact about 35 percent of search results. Although the search engine modifies its algorithm hundreds of times a year, this update is by far one of the biggest.
Fresh Content to be RewardedWith this new search engine ranking update, Google is hoping to push newer content to the top of results. That means fresh content will be rewarded.
Why the major change? According to Google:
Given the incredibly fast pace at which information moves in today’s world, the most recent information can be from the last week, day or even minute, and depending on the search terms, the algorithm needs to be able to figure out if a result from a week ago about a TV show is recent, or if a result from a week ago about breaking news is too old.
The algorithm change will impact the following types of searches:
- Recent news or hot topics
- Regularly occurring events
- Frequent updates
Google won’t share exactly how “freshness” is determined, but it did tell Search Engine Land,“freshness is one component, but we also look at the content of the result, including topicality and quality.”
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