“Core updates are changes we make to improve Search overall and keep pace with the changing nature of the web. While nothing in a core update is specific to any particular site, these updates may produce some noticeable changes to how sites perform, which we’ve noted in previous guidance on what site owners should know about core updates,” Google said.
Google said “today, we’re releasing our May 2022 core update. It will take about 1-2 weeks to fully roll out.”
Regarding this core update, Google said-
"We confirm broad core updates because they typically produce some widely notable effects. Some sites may note drops or gains during them. We know those with sites that experience drops will be looking for a fix, and we want to ensure they don't try to fix the wrong things. Moreover, there might not be anything to fix at all."
''There's nothing wrong with pages that may perform less well in a core update. They haven't violated our webmaster guidelines nor been subjected to a manual or algorithmic action, as can happen to pages that do violate those guidelines. In fact, there's nothing in a core update that targets specific pages or sites. Instead, the changes are about improving how our systems assess content overall. These changes may cause some pages that were previously under-rewarded to do better."
Today, we're releasing a broad core update, as we do several times per year. This update is called the May 2022 core update. Learn more: https://t.co/7kFklwdkAb— Google Search Central (@googlesearchc) May 25, 2022
The previous core update was the November 2021 core update, over 6-months ago.
Why is it Important to the Website Owners?
A Google core update happens when Google makes significant and broad changes to its search engine algorithm and systems. These updates aim to improve the search experience for users, providing more relevant, useful, and trustworthy content.
Whenever Google updates its search ranking algorithms, it means that your site can do better or worse in the search results. These updates can bring your site to the top of the search results or at dropping your site ranking. This totally depends on the changes made by Google in its search ranking algorithm.
We recommend every website owner or blogger keep you eye on your Google analytics stats and rankings over the next couple of weeks. This will help you to know what effects it takes on your site or blog rankings.