I've been seeing some small reports, not at normal major scales where I would be convinced fully, of a Google update brewing.
The WebmasterWorld thread has some webmasters saying they noticed significant rank changes on or around Saturday June 16th. One webmaster said:
After Panda hit in April, my crawl rate has gone down (by 50%), now it is back to "normal" since the 16th of June, i really hope it means something good will happen...
Seems interesting, I do doubt this was Panda or Penguin refreshes but you never know. The last Panda refresh was on June 11th or so and the last Penguin refresh was on May 25th. Google typically does these refreshes every 6 weeks or so but can do minor refreshes when they think they have to.
Two people on Twitter are insistent that there was an update, they include these two:
@rustybrick We've seen some big movements the last few days, do you know of anything rolled out (penguin or other)?— Magnus Bråth (@AlfaMagnus) June 18, 2012
@rustybrick I think there was an Google update this Saturday, maybe about 50-pack changes (from April 3)— Carlos Redondo (@carlosredondo) June 19, 2012
Also, SERPmetrics tweeted about a possible large change at Google:
Major flux on Google again over the last 18 hours. Keep an eye on your SERPs.— SERPmetrics (@SERPmetrics) June 17, 2012
Anyway, I don't think I will bug Google to ask them if there was an update unless people in the comments below really think I should?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
Image credit to ShutterStock for brewing pot - I added Google logo
Update: Google has said there was no update during this time period.