Google confirmed the launch of Fred
Google spokesman Gary Illyes confirmed the launch of a new update of the search algorithm that foreign webmasters called Fred. Update took place on 7-8 March.
will. Obviously there was an update. Why would we deny that
— Gary Illyes
Initially it was assumed that Google updated the algorithm against low-quality links. However, further analysis showed that the update mainly affected sites with low quality content, focused only on income from AdSense and other advertising platforms.
Gary Illyes confirmed only the fact of updates. He noted that his details into Google to discuss do not intend to. However, he added that the affected sites have not followed the guide for webmasters. What they broke, Illyes not said.
Below are some examples of sites that fall under the filter: