Google Made Up To 3,200 Changes to Its Search System Last Year

Yes, you heard right, so do not sit idle. Being a multinational technology company Google continues to make changes, you should continue to invest in improving your web site.Google made more than 3,200 variations to its search system last year alone. That morsel came out Monday in a Google blog post on keeping its search results relevant and useful.

Over 3,200 changes! 

Yes, Google has said for a while thatit makes, on average, several changes to search per day, and over 3,200 changes per year would be about several per day. Google gave a statement on this, “Our search algorithms are complex math equations that rely on hundreds of variables, and last year alone, we made more than 3,200 changes to our search systems.”

2010 Google had 350-400 changes. 

Back in 2010, Google had about one change per day. Matt Cutts, the former Google search spam fighter, said Google made about 350-400 changes in 2009. Google has expedited those changes over the years.

Some Queries May Come In Your Mind Such As…

  • What type of changes? 

What are these changes? Are they ranking changes? Are the user interface changes? It is probably a mix of both. However, Google said on this, “Many of changes were regular updates meant to keep our results relevant as content on the web changes, thoughsome of the changes were visible launches of new features”.“Plus some are also improvements based on issues we identified, either via public reports or our own ongoing quality evaluations,” Google added.

  • But yes, these changes can take time. 

Google said that some changes can take time. Changes to its knowledge panel and auto-suggestion predictions can happen quickly. However featured snippets and other changes around the core web results can take time. “It will be totally different from Search features where we are able to quickly correct issues that violate our policies, sometimes identifying the root cause of ranking issues can take time, and improvements may not happen immediately”, the statement was given by Google.

If You Are Thinking, Why We Should Care Than Have A Look Below…

If anything is true in SEO, it is that we can always expect change. Right! Google has changed its ranking over the years and continues to release algorithmic updates to improve and improve. Of course, SEOs cannot just sit idle and expect rankings today will be the same tomorrow. As Google continues to make changes, web sites must continue to improve to gain and maintain rankings in Google.


Google informed us that this figure is a few months old and in the past few months Google updated the how search Woks page with 2017 numbers. So this is the biggest news for all of us, especially for SEO career persons. For any query do comment to us in the comment section.