Did Google News Adjust Their Search Ranking Algorithm?

May 1, 2015 - 7:25 am 4 by

Google NewsOver the past week or so, I've been seeing random complaints in the Google News Help forum, I linked to one, but there are others, of news publishers claiming they lost a lot of traffic from Google News.

Here are some of the quotes from these publishers:

We lost around 80% of our traffic.

I see some publishers have experienced noticeable improvement in traffic, and some other publishers have lost traffic.

We lost 80 to 90%

That is in just one of the threads.

We know it is not mobile related because currently Google News is unaffected by the mobile algorithm - at least for now.

I am not sure if there was some sort of ranking algorithm update with Google News or not, but there is an unusual number of complaints this week around the topic.

This site is in Google News and I have not noticed any changes to my traffic.

Forum discussion at Google News Help.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 24, 2024

May 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Ads In Google AI Overviews, Sundar Pichai Interview, Heartfelt Helpful Content & More Ad News

May 24, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: The Site Reputation Abuse Policy Enforcement Not Yet Algorithmic

May 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Can Now Index Electronic Publication (EPUB)

May 24, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Directory Of Embarrassing Google AI Overviews

May 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Web Analytics

Google Analytics Real-Time Reports Adds Users In Last 5 Minutes

May 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Original Urchin Crew Reunites At Google 10 Years After Google's Acquisition