Seems like Google is planning on another Search ranking algorithm update, the Search Engine Roundtable reports. Or, as Barry Schwartz suggests – the tremors noticed this Saturday, August 6th, might even be tremors caused by the now finished Product Reviews update from July.
The chatter among the SEO community is pretty loud and the new volatility has been noticed. The drops in Search have been circling around 30% all over the world, and traffic is not much better, according to people on the WebmasterWorld forum.
Glenn Gabe, an SEO expert, shared some interesting graphs on Twitter:
July Product Reviews Update cont’d: And here are some sustained surges. These are sites that began to surge with the update and have continued in the same direction (or remained stable after surging). pic.twitter.com/yQ9hpcgq1B — Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) August 7, 2022
Google Tracking Tools
The tools are always here to prove what’s going on. As you can see, there were quite a few spikes, especially during the weekend:
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Check out what the SEO community has to say here.