Algorithm meaning in English


What is an algorithm?

An algorithm, sometimes shortened to 'algo', is a set of rules that a computer program, or in the case of SEO - a search engine, uses to make calculations or fulfill a task.

In the context of SEO, algorithms are often used to determine the relevance and rankings of specific web pages in search results - as well as many other functions.

Google regularly update their algorithms and occasionally make Core Updates which come with announcements and publicity.

Google Algorithm List

Below you can find a list of some of the biggest and most recent Google algorithm updates, sorted alphabetically.

Google's PageRank algorithm is probably the most well-known example of an algorithm connected to SEO.

Other notable Google algorithms include:


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