Our team of SEO Web Design gurus are standing by to assist you achieve your online marketing goals.


SEO Web Design, LLC aims to improve business by delivering effective solutions based on innovative technologies and professional designs. Discover the variety of services we offer and convince yourself on the basis of the latest works that we've done. We love building fresh, unique and usable websites optimized specifically for your niche.

Responsive Web Design

SEO / SEM / Social Media

Conversion Rate Optimization

Email Marketing

Online Presence Analysis

Web Hosting
SEO Web Design, LLC / SEO  / Google Broad Core Updates Recoveries & How Google Reprocesses Core Update Scores

Google Broad Core Updates Recoveries & How Google Reprocesses Core Update Scores

Google Core Update

Last week at Search Engine Land I wrote Google says you can recover from core updates without a new core update[1]. Part of the video conversation where I spoke to John Mueller of Google on this topic is now publicly available. In this video John discusses that sites can recover, some might not see a full recover but some can. And that Google regularly refreshes the scores within the core update between core updates.

The video starts pretty much right away, at the 42 second mark[2] where I ask John about this:

[embedded content]

And here is the video which sparked this from a couple weeks ago:

[embedded content]

It goes on for about four minutes and note, this was the second time he answered this for me. The first time, we got “zoom bombed” on Google Meet and we had to start it again. It was also a more fluid and back and forth conversation between the two of us where John did say a full recovery before a new core update is pushed out is possible.

In short, John said:

(1) Sites can recover between core update releases. I asked John “although most SEOs I’ve asked say they would never see a site recover from a core update until the next core update, that is not true and that can definitely happen?” John said “that can definitely happen. The important thing to know that if a site is negatively affected by a broad core update that it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything, that you have to wait it out.”

(2) Google “regularly” does update the scores in core updates between core update releases (unlike the old Panda and Penguin updates). John said “there are kind of things that kind of require us to rethink how to calculate a score, but a lot of times we can recalculate it the same way, using the new data we have.”

(3) Some situations do require a new core update to be released to have a site refreshed fully. John said “Some kinds of really strong changes when it comes to core algorithm updates do need to kind of wait for the core update to be re-processed again. So that is something where on the one hand, some really big changes might be things where you have wait for us to be able to reprocess things and take a new look at the way we would want to consider relevancy. But many small things along the way essentially can be adjusted over time.”

Again, I wish both videos were published but this one has some good nuggets in it.

Here are some tweets I had earlier on with John about this:

He said he would ask folks, which he confirmed he did before we recorded the answer above in the later video:

More from John:

I asked on Twitter via a poll about SEOs recovering and most said not, but it was a pretty big mix:

I would still say most SEOs would say a full recovery from a broad core update is not really possible until the next core update is run. But hey – we have something to look forward to.

Forum discussion at Twitter[17].


  1. ^ Google says you can recover from core updates without a new core update (
  2. ^ 42 second mark (
  3. ^ @JohnMu (
  4. ^ (
  5. ^ September 4, 2020 (
  6. ^ September 4, 2020 (
  7. ^ September 4, 2020 (
  8. ^ September 5, 2020 (
  9. ^ (
  10. ^ September 9, 2020 (
  11. ^ (
  12. ^ September 10, 2020 (
  13. ^ September 9, 2020 (
  14. ^ September 9, 2020 (
  15. ^ (
  16. ^ September 9, 2020 (
  17. ^ Twitter (

Powered by WPeMatico

[email protected]

Search Engine Roundtable is a well-rounded view on search engines and search engine marketing from five segments of the Web population represented by senior members of the major SEO/SEM forums on the Internet.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.