You heard right! Google has released a centralized resources listing live and “notable” ranking updates. Found under the Ranking and search appearance menu on Google Search Central, a complete guide listing all you need to know about Google’s search ranking.
What’s New In
The search engine’s Guide To Google Search Ranking System is perfect for any user who wants a run down of all Google’s historical and current systems. Historical systems as in one that are no longer running or involved with other algorithms. Current systems as in system still active and in use.
According to a blog post, the guide is intended to be a one-stop shop for creators to learn about how Google’s ranking systems work and how they can change. The post also explained that Google is transitioning to using systems ‘instead’ of ‘update’ as language to notify users of changes to Google’s Ranking.
So keep an eye out for ranking updates, or should we say ranking systems in the future.
Active and Inactive Ranking Systems
One of the great things about Google’s new ranking system guide is that it lists all the systems that are both active and inactive. Search Engine Roundtable reports some of the active systems include MUM, local news systems, products reviews system, helpful content system, and many more.
On the flip side, systems like Hummingbird, Mobile-friendly ranking, Page speed, and panda are no longer actively used in search ranking.