On Friday we covered many people starting to see ranking changes in Google and then again, over the weekend we said this was a massive update but I said it didn’t seem likely it was Penguin.
Well, Google finally confirmed this morning that there was a core ranking change but unrelated to Penguin – as we expected.
It broke this morning with Zineb from Google posting in French:
That means there was no name [for the update]. It is simply one of frequent quality updates.
Gary Illyes confirmed the translation and what happened:
And John Mueller did also:
Basically, all that mocking of our reports of a massive Google update, well – it was something big but Google won’t say more than a “core update.”
We had several core updates that Google has confirmed in the past, so this is one of the rare ones that Google has indeed confirmed.
Forum discussion at @Missiz_Z, @methode and @JohnMu.