• Google Algorithm Update Rollout & SEO Impact

Google Completes June 2024 Spam Update Rollout

  • Felix Rose-Collins
  • 1 min read
Google Completes June 2024 Spam Update Rollout


Google has confirmed the completion of its June 2024 spam update, which aimed to enhance search result quality by targeting websites that violate Google's spam policies. The update, which began on June 20, 2024, and concluded on June 27, 2024, is part of Google’s continuous effort to improve user experience by combating web spam.

Overview of the June 2024 Spam Update

The June 2024 spam update targeted various forms of web spam, including:

  • Automatically Generated Content: Content created solely to manipulate search rankings.

  • Link Manipulation: Purchased or sold links intended to influence rankings.

  • Thin, Duplicated, or Poor-Quality Content: Content that does not provide value to users.

  • Deceptive Techniques: Hidden redirects and other deceptive practices.

Not Part of the Site Reputation Abuse Update

It is important to note that this spam update is separate from the anticipated algorithmic update targeting site reputation abuse, which has yet to be implemented.

Implications for Search Rankings

As with previous updates, the June 2024 spam update may cause fluctuations in search rankings. Websites engaging in practices that violate Google's spam policies, particularly those relying heavily on AI-generated content, may see a decline in their search visibility. Conversely, legitimate websites adhering to Google’s guidelines may benefit from reduced competition from spammy sites.

SEO Best Practices

SEO professionals and website owners are encouraged to review their sites for any spammy practices and ensure compliance with Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Maintaining high-quality, user-centric content is essential for sustaining search visibility and leveraging the benefits of these updates.


Google's June 2024 spam update is a critical step in refining its spam detection capabilities and improving the overall quality of search results. By targeting and penalizing policy-violating websites, Google aims to enhance user experience and ensure that legitimate, high-quality content ranks higher in search results.

For more detailed information about the update and its implications, refer to Google’s official communication channels, including the Google Search Central Twitter account and the Google Search Status Dashboard.

Felix Rose-Collins

Felix Rose-Collins

Ranktracker's CEO/CMO & Co-founder

Felix Rose-Collins is the Co-founder and CEO/CMO of Ranktracker. With over 15 years of SEO experience, he has single-handedly scaled the Ranktracker site to over 500,000 monthly visits, with 390,000 of these stemming from organic searches each month.

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