Google might have rolled out an update to its search ranking algorithm between May 10, 2023, and May 11, 2023. On both days, several website tracking tools detected unusual spikes in the rankings of the websites they were monitoring.
SEOs and webmasters noted significant drops in their traffic, especially those originating from the US. Some SEOs and webmasters also reported traffic drops in sites unaffected by previous updates. However, since Google did not officially announce the May 10 and 11, 2023 update, its intent remains unclear.
Google may have recently launched an update to its search ranking algorithm. The effect of the update was evident on May 1, 2023, but became more noticeable on May 2, 2023, when many SEOs reported spikes in their traffic and conversions.
Several SEOs have reported a sharp drop in traffic, followed by an increase and another drop. Others have indicated zero drops but lesser conversions. While the details remain unclear, there are suggestions that this unconfirmed update be linked to the confirmed April 2023 Reviews Update.
Google announced a core update to its search ranking algorithm on March 15, 2023 and was completed on March 28, 2023. Google also updated it on their search ranking updates list page. This is after six months since the last core update in September 2022.
Several SERP tracking tools captured fluctuations and volatility in search results before and after the update finished rolling out. Additionally, some SEO professionals noticed the turbulence in the search results.
Google may have recently launched another unconfirmed update to its search ranking algorithm. The update was noticeable as early as February 13th, 2023, just a few days after unconfirmed updates on February 4th and 8th.
Several SERP tracking tools have confirmed fluctuations and volatility in search results. Also, some SEOs have confirmed traffic spikes and movements on their websites.
Google may have rolled out another unconfirmed update to its search ranking algorithm. The update began on February 8, 2023, and lasted until February 9, 2023, just a few days after another unconfirmed update on February 4, 2023.
Several ranking tools have captured SERP fluctuations, and SEO experts have reported significant traffic movements across various industries.
There may have been an unconfirmed Google Search ranking algorithm update that started around February 3 and continued till February 4. The tracking tools have started to show huge spikes, and many SEOs also confirmed movements in the traffic.
Google confirmed another release of helpful content update on Dec. 5, 2022, and the rollout was completed on January 12, 2023.
The December 2022 helpful content update improves on the helpful content system Google introduced in August. This update adds new signals, most notably expanding its use to include content in all languages worldwide—it is no longer limited to English.
Google announced the rolling out of the spam update, released on October 19, 2022. The previous spam update was released on November 03, 2021, and many SEOs and webmasters were significantly impacted by the update.
Every once in a while, Google improves the SpamBrain (AI-based spam prevention system) to detect spam within webpages easily. However, this update is global and will affect all languages and regions. The rollout was completed on October 21, 2022.
It’s been a while since there’s been a Google Search Ranking Algorithm update, but it appeared on 13th October 2022. There have been some SEO discussions by experts and webmasters, and the tools are starting to shine now.
The update seems to have a considerable impact; however, Google has not announced the rolling out of any updates during this period.
Google made many changes to its algorithms in September, and Google’s September 2022 product reviews update is now completely rolled out. At the same time, the September 2022 broad core update is also completed.
The back-to-back algorithm updates are a signal to improve your content quality with valuable information.
Google announced rolling out its second broad core update of the year. The update started rolling out on September 12, 2022, and the rollout was complete on September 26, 2022. This update by Google ensures that users see an impact on the search engine rankings after reassessing your site’s content.
Google frequently releases one or more algorithm changes to improve search results with helpful and quality content. Most aren’t noticeable, while sometimes an update might be more noticeable, like the broad core updates.
September has been a busy month for SEOs and site owners with the Google updates, like the helpful content update that is still rolling out and will take two weeks to roll out fully, and now seems to be a possible local search ranking update on Sep 7.
Google announced rolling out its Helpful Content Update in its official blog post. The update started rolling out on Aug 25, 2022, and will take 2 weeks to roll out fully. This update is part of a broader effort by Google to ensure that users see the best content possible in search results.
With this update, Google attempts to demote low-value content from search results. And the update is expected to be as big as Panda, which targeted low-quality content, andPenguin, which targeted webspam.
The Google outage on August 8th, 2022, caused major disruptions for many businesses and website owners who rely on the search engine for traffic.
The outage seems to have been caused by a software update leading to issues with the indexing system. This has resulted in pages dropping out of the search results and poor quality or dated results being served up.
Google announced rolling out a new product reviews update on July 27, 2022. This rollout will take 2-3 weeks to complete and will impact a wide range of websites.
This update builds on Google’s previous product reviews update, which was released in March 2022. The main aim of this update is to provide users with more accurate and relevant information when searching for products online.
Google seems to be rolling out yet another algorithm update, as SERP trackers show severe volatility on June 23, 2022. However, Google has not confirmed any algorithm on their part.
The May 2022 broad core update finished rolling out on June 9, 2022. While the volatility from the former update settled down, the current unconfirmed update stirred up another round of fluctuations in SERP.
Google announced making an algorithmic update for title links. This update targets multilingual and transliterated titles to ensure the title link is in the same language or script as that of the actual page or content.
Google announced rolling out a new core update on May 25, 2022, and the update is likely to take two more weeks to roll out completely. This is the first broad core algorithm update of 2022 since the last core update in November 2021. Several webmasters and SEOs are concerned with this update as they are expecting to experience some turbulence in the SEO rankings.
Google has been making substantial improvements to the overall ranking processes several times a year. So, with that, we can conclude that these updates might produce some noticeable changes to how sites perform, which we’ve noted in previous core algorithm updates.
Google might have been possibly rolling out a new search ranking update causing significant spikes in web traffic. The update might have begun affecting many on 6th May, causing a significant drop in traffic for many regions.
Later, there was a surge in web traffic on the 8th of May, which happens to be Mother’s Day. While Google has not officially confirmed this issue, we can expect some time for the search movements to get settled.
Google seems to be rolling out another major search ranking algorithm update as several SERP tracking tools have reported massive fluctuations on April 20th and 21st, 2022. The SERP fluctuations are also recognized by several webmasters and SEO experts.
Although the update seems to be big, Google has not announced rolling out any search updates during this timeframe.