Google updates and algorithm changes – complete list

Understanding that a Google algorithm change may have been responsible for large changes in SEO visibility is important. We track every update careful and below you’ll find the list of all known official and unofficial updates since the first in 2002

The goal of every Google algorithm change, also called a Google Update, is to (further) increase the quality of the search results for the user. Google uses more than 200 ranking factors to determine the quality and relevancy of every URL. Google’s ranking algorithms help get the most relevant information from the Google-Index.

List of all Google updates

2020

2019

  • 24.09.2019: Google Core Update September 2019
  • 02.06.2019: Google Core Update June 2019
  • 13.03.2019: Google Core Update March 2019

2018

  • 08.10.2018: Medic Update #2
  • 29.09.2018: Small Google Core Update
  • 01.08.2018: Medic Update
  • 12.03.2018: Google Core Update March 2018

2017

  • 05.11.2017: Unknown Google Update November 2017
  • 08.06.2017: Unknown Google Update June 2017
  • 29.03.2017: Google Fred Update
  • 12.02.2017: Unknown Google Update February 2017

2016

  • 09.10.2016: Google Penguin 4.0 Update
  • 08.07.2016: Unknown Google Update July 2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • 2008: Google Dewey Update April 2008

2007

  • 2007: Google Buffy Update Juni 2007

2005

  • 2005: Google Big Daddy Update
  • 2005: Google Jagger Update
  • 2005: Google Gilligan Update
  • 2005: Google Bourbon Update
  • 2005: Google Allegra Update

2004

  • 2004: Google Brandy Update
  • 2004: Google Austin Update

2003

  • 2003: Google Florida Update
  • 2003: Google Fritz Update
  • 2003: Google Esmeralda Update
  • 2003: Google Dominic Update
  • 2003: Google Cassandra Update
  • 2003: Google Boston Update

2002

  • 2002: First documented Google Update

More information on Google Updates

Google Update Overview

We have compiled all algorithm changes into a helpful Google Updates Overview. You can simply type in a domain for free and see how it did during the weeks of public Google Updates.


Video explanation from Google

Matt Cutts from Google explains: What are some of the metrics that Google uses to evaluate whether one iteration of the ranking algorithm is delivering better quality results to users than another?

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