Google Core Update, June 2019. What Happened?
Google has released it's latest update, the Google Broad Core Algorithm update for June 2019. It appears that Google has just rolled this out as of June 3rd (at around 10am) and I have noticed both positive and negative results amongst members.
One thing you don't want to do is panic if you see negative results immediately after these algorithm updates. These typically hit websites at different times, meaning that your website may see an increase or drop before others, thus skewing the results initially. It often times takes weeks before the dust settles from a significant algorithm update.
Based on what I have seen, it appears that Google is continuing to reward "pillar" style content. Content that is thorough is continuing to become the benchmark for SEO success. You don't see much content under 1,000 words ranking on the 1st page any longer, and for more competitive terms 2,000-5,000 words is becoming normal.
That doesn't mean that you need to be verbose with all your content, some of your posts may be 1,000, some may be 1,500 words, some 2,000, some much more. It will depend on the actual article.
So keep doing what you are doing. Keep creating high quality content. Keep working on getting engagement. And continue focusing on low competition keywords, ideally under the 100 QSR threshold. You will continue to see results and continue to climb the ranks with every update.
Have you noticed any changes in the last day or two with your rankings? If so, I would love to hear your feedback as to what you are seeing in terms of your rankings and your overall website traffic. Leave your insights below.