Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller was asked on Twitter about the difference between Google’s broad core update and a Google core update.
To everyone’s surprise, he replied: “I imagine that’s generally the same (though I don’t really know where you’re getting them from).”
— Dileep Thekkethil (@dileepp89) February 18, 2020
I imagine that's generally the same (though I don't really know where you're getting them from).
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) February 18, 2020
Google’s Broad core is announced every month by the big daddy, while the core updates happen between them.
The broad core update is more significant that shakes up the SEO world because of the tweaking of website rankings.
In the past, many updates have occurred, and the same will continue to roll out until the search engine’s algorithms have mastered the way to present websites on top that fully comply with users’ searched terms.
The discussion that began about the topic happened over here. Check out to see what followed.
Google said that there were “several core ranking changes” when referring to the November 8th volatility. Not a broad core update, but core ranking changes. So yes, there’s a difference. 🙂 https://t.co/LU1VUXptar
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) February 19, 2020