In a bid to become more transparent about the recent changes that it has made to its search algorithms, Google has spoken about nine of the most recent changes that it’s made, according to an article published by Search Engine Watch.
The majority of these confirmed changes (six) apply to English-speaking markets. Although not revealing all the details behind each of the alterations – which could affect SEO strategies – Google has announced that the changes include:
Results for date-specific queries will be organised to meet that range – This will mean that whenever a user specifies a date range for the results provided by their search, Google will now ensure that the results are ordered appropriately by date.
Snippets will now feature more page content – Snippets of text featured on the SERP (search engine results page) normally feature more menu and header text; with Google’s algorithm change, more text will be pulled from page content instead.
Official page detection has been improved – Websites that are official will be located more effectively, and will also receive greater promotion.