Expect another round of search ranking volatility as Google releases the November 2023 Core Update on November 2. Aware of the slim time gap from the last core update (which was just a few weeks ago), Google also released a Q&A document addressing some of the most common concerns of SEO professionals.
“Why another so soon after the October 2023 core update? We have different systems that are considered core to our ranking process; this month’s core update involves an improvement to a different core system than last month,” said Google in its help document.
Basically, this month’s core update focuses on revamping a different core system than last month.
This doesn’t really mean much in terms of what you should do after every core update, though. The search engine company still advises that you follow its existing guidelines when it comes to dealing with core updates, namely:
Like the earlier three core updates this year, the November 2023 core update still didn’t disclose what “core system” was targeted.
We’ve covered the previous core updates with guidelines on how you can deal with them. Check them out here:
You can also check the Google Search Status Dashboard to monitor the core update’s real-time status. As of writing, this is still set to “Information,” indicating that it’s still in the process of getting rolled out. The status will change to “Available” once the rollout wraps up.
This is another big one for Google and SEO experts, as websites are still reeling from the shocks of the previous months’ algorithm updates, including helpful content, spam and two core updates.
Have you seen any changes in your rankings yet? Read the full forum discussion on X.
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