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Updated List of Google Algorithm Updates

Major Google algorithm updates list along with the release date.

To serve with the best results possible, Google releases certain algorithm updates from time to time.

Basically, Google algorithm updates are complex computer programs that aim to deliver the best possible result for a search query. And, Google search rankings depend on many factors.

Here, I will be providing a list of all the major Google Algorithm Updates along with the date they were announced.

Google Algorithm Updates

Google Algorithm Updates List

Last Updated: 8 May 2021

Update NameDate Released
Passage RankingFebruary 10, 2021
December 2020 Core UpdateDecember 3, 2020
May 2020 Core UpdateMay 4, 2020
Featured Snippet DeduplicationJanuary 22, 2020
January 2020 Core UpdateJanuary 13, 2020
BERT (Worldwide)December 9, 2019
BERT UpdateOctober 25, 2019
Broad Core Algorithm UpdateSeptember 24, 2019
June 2019 Core UpdateJune 2, 2019
March 2019 Core Update (a.k.a. Florida 2)March 12, 2019
Valentine’s Day UpdateFebruary 13, 2019
Unconfirmed Halloween UpdateOctober 31, 2018
A “Small” UpdateSeptember 27, 2018
Broad Core Algorithm UpdateAugust 1, 2018
Broad Core Algorithm UpdateApril 16, 2018
Broad Core Algorithm UpdateMarch 9, 2018
Maccabees UpdateDecember 12, 2017
Fall FluxSeptember 8, 2017
Quality UpdateAugust 19, 2017
Quality UpdateJuly 9, 2017
June 25 UpdateJune 25, 2017
Quality UpdateMay 17, 2017
FredMarch 7, 2017
February 7 UpdateFebruary 7, 2017
February 1 UpdateFebruary 1, 2017
Intrusive Interstitials UpdateJanuary 10, 2017
Unnamed UpdateNovember 10, 2016
Penguin Update 4.0 & Core Algorithm IntegrationSeptember 23, 2016
Quality UpdateJune 1, 2016
Mobile-Friendly Update (#2)May 12, 2016
Panda Core Algorithm IncorporationJanuary 11, 2016
RankBrainOctober 26, 2015
Panda Update 4.2 (#28)July 17, 2015
Quality UpdateMay 3, 2015
Mobile-Friendly UpdateApril 21, 2015
Penguin Update 3.0October 17, 2014
Panda Update 4.1 (#27)September 23, 2014
Pigeon UpdateJuly 24, 2014
Payday Loan Update 3.0June 12, 2014
Panda Update 4.0 (#26)May 20, 2014
Payday Loan Update 2.0May 16, 2014
Page Layout RefreshFebruary 6, 2014
Penguin Update 2.1October 4, 2013
Hummingbird UpdateSeptember 26, 2013
Payday Loan UpdateJune 11, 2013
Penguin Update 2.0May 22, 2013
Panda Update (#25)March 14, 2013
Panda Update (#24)January 22, 2013
Panda Update (#23)December 21, 2012
Panda Update (#22)November 21, 2012
Panda Update (#21)November 5, 2012
Page Layout Update #2October 9, 2012
Penguin Update 1.2October 5, 2012
Exact Match Domain UpdateSeptember 28, 2012
Panda Update (#20)September 27, 2012
Panda Update 3.9.2 (#19)September 18, 2012
Panda Update 3.9.1 (#18)August 20, 2012
Panda Update 3.9 (#17)July 24, 2012
Panda Update 3.8 (#16)June 25, 2012
Panda update 3.7 (#15)June 8, 2012
Penguin Update 1.1May 26, 2012
Panda Update 3.6 (#14)April 27, 2012
Penguin UpdateApril 24, 2012
Panda Update 3.5 (#13)April 19, 2012
Panda Update 3.4 (#12)March 23, 2012
Panda Update 3.3 (#11)February 27, 2012
Venice UpdateFebruary 27, 2012
Page Layout UpdateJanuary 19, 2012
Panda Update 3.2 (#10)January 18, 2012
Panda Update 3.1 (#9)November 18, 2011
Freshness UpdateNovember 3, 2011
Panda Update 3.0 (#8)October 19, 2011
Panda Update 2.5 (#7)September 28, 2011
Panda Update 2.4 (#6)August 12, 2011
Panda Update 2.3 (#5)July 23, 2011
Panda Update 2.2 (#4)June 21, 2011
Panda Update 2.1 (#3)May 9, 2011
Panda Update 2.0 (#2)April 11, 2011
Panda UpdateFebruary 23, 2011
MayDay UpdateApril 28, 2010
Caffeine UpdateAugust 10, 2009
Vince UpdateJanuary 18, 2009
Big Daddy UpdateDecember 15, 2005
Jagger UpdateSeptember 1, 2005
Florida UpdateNovember 16, 2003
Data Source: Search Engine Journal

There are small algorithm updates that take place every day or every week, but Google only confirms major algorithm updates a few times a year.

đŸ‘† This page is frequently updated if any future Google algorithm updates are released.

That’s it.

Let me know if I’ve missed anything, in the comments.

By Deepak K

I write about blogging, technology, business, and other related stuff. And, I share interesting insights on Twitter too.

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