Google’s John Mueller for the first time addressed the latest Google algorithm update, the March 2019 core update, that touched down on March 12th. He was asked if it was a softening of the August 1st core Medic update. He said he doesn’t know but generally Google likes to make incremental updates in these cases.

John said at the 12:04 mark into the video “So these kind of incremental changes, I think they’re completely normal with just algorithm updates in general.”

He said “in general when we make algorithm updates we do try to work with one state and work towards a new state. And sometimes we improve things where we recognize maybe they’ll grow them under a little bit too far and sometimes we improve things where we recognize algorithm didn’t go far enough.”

Seems logical to me.

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With the March 12 core algorithm update, there were many sites that saw positive movement that dropped heavily during the August 2018 update. Not all, but many did. Was there a softening with whatever rolled out in August?

I don’t know how this would relate to the updates in August.

So I mean in general when we make algorithm updates we do try to work with one state and work towards a new state. And sometimes we improve things where we recognize maybe they’ll grow them under a little bit too far and sometimes we improve things where we recognize algorithm didn’t go far enough.

So these kind of incremental changes, I think they’re completely normal with just algorithm updates in general.

Forum discussion at YouTube.

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