New Google Algorithm Coming in May

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  1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 2 years ago

    I am not at all a tech person so not quite sure what this all means, but I got an email from my web hosting service for my website that there will be a new Google algorithm in May that will have some sort of metrics to see if websites offer good user experience . It was a heads up to make sure sites are in good good shape.   As I understood the email, the better the website scores, the higher it ranks, which is logical.  I'm sure that there are plenty more tech savvy people than me who will understand this better.

    That may affect us here on HP, just not sure how.  Should be interesting.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image74
      Miebakagh57posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting indeed. And much more when we get on board. Should be fun.

    2. Eurofile profile image96
      Eurofileposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for alerting us to this. It sounds a little alarming. I just hope that it doesn't have too negative an impact.

    3. divacratus profile image90
      divacratusposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Always low-key frightened of these updates.

  2. Ladymermaid profile image84
    Ladymermaidposted 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing. I am just currently in the process of doing just that lol.

  3. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Thank you. It likely means some type of roller coaster ride is to be expected. I guess we should hang tight. Maybe update our best articles. Mine are up to date.

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 2 years ago

    Google making changes is always scary. But how does that influence Maven?

  5. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 2 years ago

    I can't see any mention of it on SEO Round Table. That doesn't mean it's not happening. But it's important to note that there are algo updates happening all the time, I think there were maybe three this March. Of course, some are bigger and more radical than others, but they always say it's about "improving user experience", maybe I'm jaded, but it seems like a term that's deliberately designed to sound vague but benign.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think that's the intention lol.

  6. Glenis Rix profile image96
    Glenis Rixposted 24 months ago

    In my opinion hubpages no longer offers a good user experience due the number and placement of ads in articles. Just hope the Google algorithm doesn't score on this.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image74
      Miebakagh57posted 24 months agoin reply to this

      Who know? Google can come any time and say time to've got to improve your...and no one knows what's at the end? Great Google.

    2. Everyday Miracles profile image87
      Everyday Miraclesposted 24 months agoin reply to this

      This would certainly be my concern. I definitely dislike looking at my own articles in viewer mode without an ad blocker on. Not a great user experience at all.

  7. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 24 months ago

    Yet another update today it seems looking at the activity on Semrush. I'm noticing a 15 to 20% traffic drop in the hourly figures reported by GA compared to last Sunday, whereas they should be higher than last week.


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