SEO is not only a vast field but is also more like a 24×7 job. Essentially, due to regular modernization and changes, one can say it is a way of life – a lifestyle. Google is the leader when it comes to Search Engine Optimization. One of the major reasons behind Google maintaining its class and credibility from everyone else is its constant churn-ups, regular updates, algorithm changes, and overall orientation. These are not fixed but they happen more than one can predict, be it major or minor; ultimately affection is how optimization works. This makes it a high-priority task for professionals to always be on top of this news and allow new things to unfold.
So, without wasting any time, let’s dive into the essential details needed to enter the year enlightened and illuminated. According to the current update, there are now 15+ unique systems that are meticulously working in the background. The list and their summaries are listed below.
Crisis Information Systems (CIS) –
These deploy timely information to the users when a crisis hits. Natural disasters, global calamities, local happenings, and personal crises are a few examples.
Exact Match Domain System –
Makes sure that the domain which lacks keywords in its name also gets the valid route to rank well in organic searches.
BERT (Bidirectional Encoder Representations and Transformers) –
Similar to the length of the name, it is an AI system that is responsible to determine the context and intent behind a combination of words.
AI-based system to grasp the bigger concepts behind a simple set of words in order to offer efficient search results.
Freshness System –
It determines the nature of the search query and examines whether the latest posts would suit better or not. In essence, it determines the need and also places the freshly constructed content in front of the user’s eyes.
Helpful Content System –
It is a quality system that eliminates or deprioritizes low-quality content and places authoritative, original, and well-researched content for the user.
Local News System –
Responsible for locating possible posts for the “Top Stories” and “Local News”. It is also responsible for keeping suggestions location-relevant.
Removal-Based Demotion System –
These keep a record of legally removed content and content removed because of graphics in order to determine the malicious websites.
Page Experience System –
This helps Google to prioritise websites that offer a better overall user experience over the websites that don’t.
Original Content System –
This helps Google in separating the original and authentic research and content for better positioning.
Product Review System –
It is a rewarding system that prefers high-quality content matter and insightful content.
Deduplication System –
It helps Google separate duplicate content from search results. It also omits content that seems similar to other pages. Additionally, the system is placed to keep repeating questions on the bay within the snippets feature of a search.
Neural Matching –
It is yet another language AI system that helps understand and determine queries. It is used to understand broader concepts behind queries and search results. For example, in questions like how to change the brightness on a monitor & how to change a doc file to a pdf file, the use of words adjust & convert are befitting.
As the list of these active systems has appeared, there are a few systems that are either on the verge of being discontinued or have been stopped.
Google’s Search System which Retired in 2023
Retired systems do not always mean that they are not used anymore. Mostly the principles from a search system are either still in play or they are taken over by a major upgrade.
- Mobile Friendly Ranking System
- Secure Sites System
- Penguin System
- Page Speed System