Google March 2024 Core Update: Here’s All The Content Creators Need To Know

Google’s March 2024 Core Update is being rolled out and will take a month to be fully implemented, as informed by Google itself.

There will be major changes in the search algorithms, and the purpose of these is to enhance the quality of the results for the searches on the search engine.

Google has embarked on a major shift in its policies and is focusing more on original and high-quality contents.

The Google March 2024 Core Update is expected to eschew irrelevant content by more than 40%. The latest core update will strike at manipulative practices and provide a better web experience. The updates will also be a wakeup call for content creators who will have to focus on originality if they want to survive and prosper.

In the words of Elizabeth Tucker, Director of Product for Search at Google, the algorithmic enhancements in the core ranking systems will ensure that only the most relevant and original content will open when a user does a search on the Search Engine. This means that the user will not have to sift through the vast multitude of irrelevant content but will get the most appropriate content.

Google March 2024 Core Update – Salient Features

More Advanced Algorithm – selects only the most relevant, quality, and useful content and will eschew repetitive, plagiarized, or unoriginal contents.

New Spam Policy – Will eliminate from the search results expired domains, content abuse, and site reputation abuse.

Focus on Quality – The update is expected to reduce the amount of low-quality content in search results by 40%, a significant leap towards improving overall content quality on the web.

What Is The Future Of Content Creators and Marketers?

Content creators will have to ensure that they produce better quality content and refrain from manipulative practices such as keyword stuffing, rehashing existing content without significant value addition. The silver lining in the update is better visibility and traffic for content which focuses on quality and relevance.

The rumblings of the update were evident when Google changed the review pattern from semi-monthly to continuous update. Usually, this happens when there is a major restructuring in the underlying infrastructure, either at the software or hardware level or both simultaneously.

There has also been a re-emphasizing of links, and this is evident from the spam documentation which literally deemphasizes links. While earlier the Search Engine used backlinks in ranking of web pages, the latest changes say that it is just a factor in determining the relevancy of web pages.

Also, the practice of creating content for link manipulation will also come to an end. It is a form of paid links as a group of sites are created for taking the user to the relevant pages via links.

Also, the algorithm will keep a hawk eye on sites which sell outgoing links.

Google had earlier penalized such sites but with the current update, it is going to take even stricter actions.

Such links which are used to manipulate ranking on Google Search results will be designated as link spam.

Also, expired domains which are bought to be refurbished to manipulate search ranking by hosting irrelevant content will also face deeper scrutiny.

In other words, it will depend upon how the expired domain is different from the old purpose.

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