Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update Signals On Wednesday

Oct 24, 2019 • 8:41 am | comments (35) by twitter | Filed Under Google Search Algorithm Updates
 

Over the past 24-hours or so, maybe piggy backing off the weekend update or maybe a tremor to a previous core update or maybe both, Google seems to be doing another ranking and algorithm update. The chatter is not massive but there are 100% folks noticing an update.

First let me share some of the chatter but like I said, it was somewhat limited. I wouldn't call this a massive update at this point. The automated tracking tools also show some changes but like I said, nothing that massive. Here is the chatter from WebmasterWorld and Black Hat World:

Noticeable drop in traffic from India over the last day.

traffic is completely throttled for us. We have a massive conversion problem. Nothing has changed from our site which was converting at around 2.5 to 3% - currently we are at .33%.

Alot of noise about people seeing a June reversal.. Anyone else seeing that? (I'm not... UK Based)

I'm seeing a lot of swings in the SERPs. Given the patterns and behaviors, it appears the Google is testing various data sets. One moment I'll see a certain set of SERPs across various KWs that we're tracking, the next moment, i'll see a different data set. It's not just individual KWs are fluctuating, but a series of events are unified in the volatility across various KWs. This has been the case for the past three days.

One of my high traffic URLs has disappeared from the index?! only appears for a couple of terms. But massive drops. Never experienced anything like this before. Every other URL seems to be performing fine, but i'm anxious

Fluctuations, fluctuations in my niche. I smell an update....

my website started from lastnight has blown away.. from position 11 to 63... all my keyword has been broken... google madness coming.

Glenn Gabe is also noticing big changes with some sites hit hard by previous core updates:

Examine confirmed:

Like I said, Bill Lambert said a big update was coming Tuesday - so maybe he predicted it? He said "Not sure of detail but looks like next Tuesday could be a game changer." He said that almost a week ago.

There are also tons of comments on my last post with people complaining about changes to their rankings.

Now for the tools:

Mozcast:

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SERP Metrics:

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Advanced Web Rankings:

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Accuranker:

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RankRanger:

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Cognitive SEO:

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SEMRush:

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Have you noticed changes over the past 24 hours?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld and Black Hat World.

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