There are frequent updates to Google’s algorithms throughout the year, which cause fluctuations in search results. Here is a history of the major Google search algorithm updates in 2022. On this page, you can find details on Google’s latest ranking updates.
Major Google Algorithm Updates 2022 (Confirmed Updates)
4. July 2022 Product Reviews Update
Release Date: July 27, 2022
Rollout time: 2-3 weeks to complete
Google released the July 2022 product reviews update. It will take 2-3 weeks to complete the rollout. The July 2022 product review update, the fourth in a series of updates targeting low-quality reviews, is now live.
Read: Google note on July 2022 product reviews update
3. May 2022 core update
Release Date: May 25, 2022
Completed On: June 9, 2022
This was the first major algorithm update in six months and the first of 2022. It could take up to two weeks for it to be fully rolled out, according to Google.
The May 2022 Core Update was officially completed by Google on 9th June, two weeks after it was rolled out.
Read: Google note on May 2022 core update
2. March 2022 Product Reviews Update
Release Date: March 23, 2022
Google has confirmed the roll out of March 2022 Product Reviews Update, which is the second Confirmed Google Algorithm Update of 2022.
This is just another Google algorithm update that builds on that work to enhance Google’s ability to identify high quality product reviews.
March 2022 Product Reviews Update is the third version of the products reviews update. The first product reviews update was launched on April 8, 2021, the second was on December 1, 2021.
Read: Google note on March 2022 product reviews update
1. Page Experience Update for Desktop
Release Date: February 22, 2022
Completed On: March 3, 2022
Page experience update for desktop is the first Google search ranking update (confirmed update) on 2022. Google’s page experience update started rolling out on desktop on February 22, 2022 and rollout was completed on March 3, 2022.
Desktop page experience ranking factors include:
- Core Web Vitals (Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) + Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) + First Input Delay (FID))
- HTTPS Security
- Absence of intrusive interstitials