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What is Algorithm - Definition

Algorithm - is a sequence of steps or a course of action that leads to the completion of a specific task or the solution of a problem in a finite amount of time. Complex algorithms are used by computer programs, in search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo!, and others.

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What is Algorithm - Definition

Computer algorithms are very closely related to computer science and computer programming. By inputting variables into a computer program with a programming language, data will be run through an algorithm instruction that can answer questions and help solve complex problems.  

The algorithm in search engine.

Algorithm implementation is a great part of Google development. The world's most popular search platform in its early days was based on a quite simple way of ranking websites.

The main ranking factor of the algorithm was the number of "citations", links leading to a given page. Based on the number of links, the PageRank algorithm determined the page's position in the ranking for a given keyword phrase.

What are Google's most known algorithms?

  • PageRank
  • Panda
  • Penguin
  • Hummingbird
  • Pigeon
  • RankBrain
  • BERT


The latest update to the core Google algorithm confirmed by Google:

  • Google Page Experience Update June 15, 2021
  • Google June/July 2021 Core Update July 1, 2021
  • Google November 2021 Core Update November 17, 2021
  • Google Product Reviews Update December 2021 December 1, 2021