Coinciding with the rollout of Google’s August 2023 core algorithm update, Sullivan addresses common questions and misconceptions about ranking systems. Google’s Ranking SystemsSullivan pointed out that Google’s ranking system isn’t one algorithm but many systems working together. Ranking SystemsGoogle discussed the change from referring to Google’s algorithm updates by specific names to viewing them as ongoing ranking systems. This reflects how these algorithm changes have become fully incorporated into and continuously optimize Google’s search results. Google’s ranking systems are listed in an official document, which includes current and retired systems, showing how search has evolved.