March 2021 was a busy month for SEO and the broader world of digital marketing. It saw as many as seven updates to the Google algorithm – all unconfirmed – as we wait for the next core algorithm update. It also saw several platforms like Yahoo Answers in Facebook Analytics announcing that they would be shutting down.
As Many as 7 Google Updates Happened in March
There were as many as seven unconfirmed updates to the Google algorithm that do not seem to target specific industries or characteristics of a site. However, one update in particular saw the return of several featured snippets for searches that had disappeared in mid-February. It’s unknown at this time if the featured snippets disappearing were a technical issue or perhaps a misstep on Google’s part.