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SEO forums users noticed a Google Search algorithm update

2021.05.18

SEO forums users are seeing big signs of yet another Google update. Update discussions are pretty hot:

Ok wow, something absolutely wild is going on....on mobile, some breaking news terms are showing badly outdated results (and not until after a Wiki page, Twitter profile, Instagram and several "people also ask" obstacles). When flipping over to the news tab, the results aren't even relevant to the term in some cases. Yet to assess desktop damage, but this is just.....weird.

The tools as well are showing big changes too, here is an example from Semrush:

Google Update May (unconfirmed)

However, Danny Sullivan from Google has claimed that Google hasn't released the Core Update since December 2020.

Danny Sullivan about Google update