Google Search’s core updates and your website

Search's core updates and your website

Several times a year, Google makes significant, broad changes to our search algorithms and systems. We refer to these as core updates, and we give notice when they happen on our list of Google Search ranking updates. Core updates are designed to ensure that overall, we’re delivering on our mission to present helpful and reliable […]

List of Google Search ranking updates


This page lists the latest ranking updates made to Google Search that are relevant to website owners. To learn more about how Google makes improvements to Search and why we share updates, check out our blog post on How Google updates Search. You can also find more updates about Google Search on our blog. Ranking […]

Google Report spam paid links or malware | RankWeb

Report spam, paid links, or malware

If you find information in Google’s search results that you believe appears due to spam, paid links, malware, or other issues that might violate our spam policies, follow the appropriate link to report the issue. While Google does not use these reports to take direct action against violations, these reports still play a significant role in […]

What is manual action? | RankWeb

What is manual action

Google issues a manual action against a site when a human reviewer at Google has determined that pages on the site are not compliant with Google’s webmaster quality guidelines. Most manual actions address attempts to manipulate our search index. Most issues reported here will result in pages or sites being ranked lower or omitted from search […]

Content policies for Google Search | RankWeb

Content policies

Google uses automated systems to discover content from the web and other sources. These systems generate search results that provide valuable and reliable responses to billions of searches we process each day. Given how Search encompasses trillions of web pages, images, videos, and other content, the results might occasionally contain material that some find objectionable, […]

Google Algorithm Update 19 October 2022


Google spam policies help protect users and improve the quality of search results. To be eligible to appear in Google web search results (web pages, images, videos, news content, or other material that Google finds from across the web), content shouldn’t violate Google Search’s overall policies or the spam policies listed on this page. These policies apply […]