Was There A Google Search Algorithm Update Around May 22nd?

May 23, 2019 - 7:45 am 88 by
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Over the past couple of days there has been limited chatter around ranking fluctuations and changes to the Google search ranking algorithm. I am honestly not seeing a huge spike in chatter but the tracking tools are almost all lighting up over the past day or two. So here is what I see around the rumors of a Google search algorithm update recently.

Let me first start off by saying that the indexing bug from yesterday probably did not impact the tracking tools much because this only seemed to have impacted new URLs, and new URLs probably wouldn't impact those tools. Maybe?

Anyway, here is some of the chatter at WebmasterWorld:

Semrush is Bleeding today after much quietness.

Anyone seeing anything?

Seeing an incredible traffic increase on both of my websites. I was doing a lot of things last months, so I just want to know if someone else seeing some changes? Is it update for all of us or just for my websites after implementing changes? Will be appreciate.

Seems like there was a big algo change last night, started ranking for a lot of net new keywords

Yeah, the change only lasted for 24hrs. They might just be testing something or are going to roll out whatever they did very soon.

i noticed some big spikes last night for a few hours also and the previous 2 days have seen me have a bit better traffic than since the last update (that google says didnt happen but I don't believe!). So something might be happening but no idea what

Here is how John Mueller of Google responded to some of this chatter:

Here are screen shots from the tools:

Algoroo:

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RankRanger:

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Advanced Web Rankings:

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Mozcast:

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Accuranker:

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SERPMetrics:

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SEMRush:

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Do you think there was an update over the past day or so?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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