The Google algorithm is the equivalent to the “Great and Powerful Oz” of search engine optimization (SEO) techniques. It sets the parameters for the way that search engines recognize relevant content, and constantly changes based on new data and organic search results. So, when one of these algorithm updates comes out—we pay attention.
The most recent changes to the SEO algorithm have primarily targeted health, personal finance, and Your Money Your Life (YMYL) sites, earning them the nickname, “the Medic Update.” Experts are still wading through the changes, but Google isn’t confirming any specific area targeted by the update. In fact, as usual, Google isn’t sharing much information at all—leaving SEO experts to formulate and refine their own strategies to focus on one thing—quality.