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SEO FAQ and Google Updates
The 2023 Google HCU (Helpful Content Update) was released on September 14, 2023. It was the third HCU update, and it was the biggest of the three so far.
Google’s Helpful Content Update (HCU) is a significant algorithm update that was first launched in August 2022. The primary goal of this update is to improve the overall quality and helpfulness of content that appears in Google’s search results.
When a user performs a search on Google, the HCU works in the background to analyse and rank websites based on how informative, useful, and relevant their content is in relation to the searcher’s query. Sites that provide high-quality content that clearly answers the user’s question or information need will be ranked higher.
The HCU takes into account multiple factors related to content quality and authority. This includes things like readability, the trustworthiness of sources cited, expertise on the topic, and the overall user experience a page provides. Sites that are seen as more authoritative on a topic and deliver clear value to readers will be favored by this update.
Importantly, the HCU is not intended to be a punitive update or penalty. Websites that have lower quality or less useful content may see declines in rankings, but this is due to how the update is designed to better match searches with helpful results.
The 2023 HCU was designed to improve the quality of content that users see in Google Search results. It focused on identifying and ranking websites that provide high-quality, informative content that is relevant to the user’s search query.
The 2023 HCU made a number of changes to the algorithm, including:
Improved classifier: Google improved the classifier that it uses to identify high-quality content. This means that the HCU is now better able to distinguish between high-quality content and low-quality content.
Focus on user experience: The 2023 HCU placed a greater emphasis on user experience. This means that Google is now more likely to rank websites that provide a good user experience, even if they don’t have the highest quality content.
Targeting SEO-first content: The 2023 HCU was designed to target SEO-first content. SEO-first content is content that is written primarily for the purpose of ranking well in search engine results pages (SERPs). This type of content is often not very helpful to users, and the 2023 HCU was designed to downrank it.
The 2023 HCU had a significant impact on the search landscape. Many websites that were previously ranking well in SERPs saw their rankings drop as a result of the update.
However, websites that provide high-quality, informative content that is relevant to the user’s search query were not penalised by the update. Popular questions from potential clients include:
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