Google has finished rolling out the Google May 2020 core update yesterday. Google posted about this yesterday, May 18, 2020 at 12:37pm ET. That makes for a full-two week roll out, which began on May 4, 2020 in the afternoon.
Here are the tweets from Google on when it first started rolling out and when it finished:
The May 2020 Core Update rollout is complete.
— Google SearchLiaison (@searchliaison) May 18, 2020
Of course, it may have finished sooner. Truth be told, anyone who saw a positive or negative impact by this update would have known over a week ago. Trust me, I know. But Google was kind enough to put a timestamp on this rollout, saying it is now done rolling out.
Make no mistake, the Google May 2020 core update was a big one in many ways. Anyone who felt it would agree.
Let’s take a peak at the tracking tools to see how they mapped this update:
Mozcast noticed the first two days of this update and then it began to slow:
SERP Metrics saw huge changes on May 5th and 6th:
Algoroo mostly on May 7th:
Advanced Web Rankings also on May 7th:
Accuranker on May 5th and 6th:
RankRanger on May 5th and 6th:
Cognitive SEO on May 5th through 8th:
SEMRush on May 5th, 6th and 7th:
There is no doubt this was a big update – I hope you all did well with this update.
Forum discussion at Twitter.