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June 2021 Core Update Finishes Rolling Out After 10 Days Google Confirms that Rollout Was Completed on June 12

author image Written by: Nicole McCormick           Categories - In The News, SEO

SEOs rejoice! After only just 10 days, Google’s June 2021 Core Update has completed its rollout, potentially setting a record for the quickest core update rollout ever. For context, typically, most core updates take a minimum of two weeks to finish being implemented. 

According to Search Engine Round Table, Google began rolling out the most recent core update on June 2nd, and it was completed by June 12th.

The news was only just confirmed yesterday by Google’s public search liaison, Danny Sullivan, on Twitter. The late announcement comes as a bit of a surprise, but Google is known to find ways to keep us on our toes. 

READ MORE: SEOs React To Google’s June Core Update

The timing of this is interesting, as SEOs and search tools began picking up on significant ranking fluctuations on June 11 and June 12. At the time it was believed that this was caused by another small, unconfirmed update, but now, it seems more likely that the core update finishing its rollout had something to do with it.

READ MORE: Unconfirmed Google Update Sparks Wave Of Chatter In SEO Community  

Now that we have official confirmation that the June 2021 Core Update is done rolling out, we can rest easy and stay tuned for the next one!

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Small Google Algorithm Update Rolled Our October 26

10/28/2021

Chatter within the SEO community might be limited, but if the tracking tools are any indication, it appears that a small Google algorithm update rolled out around October 26th. 

Search Engine Round Table is reporting that most tracking tools showed a great amount of volatility on or around October 26th, essentially confirming that some kind of update did take place.

And while chatter in the forums has been minimal, there were some complaints of ranking shifts in Google Search made over on WebmasterWorld.

Here are some of the top comments:

“We are having one of the most volatile months in terms of (unannounced) updates and serp fluctuations but one of the least active monthly threads.”

“For the past few days, new posts are not getting indexed, GSC is showing Discovered, but not indexed. sad It’s a 5-year-old website with 1M impressions daily(100K organic traffic). Unique content, +1K words, but still…not indexed. SAD!”

“No, high authority websites were never downranked in my niche until very recently, hence the major shuffle remark.”

Here’s what some of the tracking tools are showing:

Semrush:

Semrush tracking tool

Cognitive SEO:

Cognitive SEO tracking tool

SERPmetrics:

SERP Metrics 

Nothing too crazy going on, but it’s clear that some kind of small update rolled out this week.

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Data Reveals That Google Search Results Have Been 68% More Volatile in 2021

10/22/2021

Considering how many algorithm updates have been rolling out these past few weeks, we’re not surprised to report that Google Search results were 68% more volatile on desktop and 85% more volatile on mobile this year, according to Semrush data.

The data was published this week by Semrush’s head of communications, Mordy Oberstein.To get these results, Semrush looked at data between January 2021 through October 2021. In this context, high volatility translates to a score of five out of ten through eight out of ten on the Semrush Sensor tool.

Breaking down the data even further, Oberstein explained on Twitter that over 50% of the days in 2021showed above normal levels of volatility on desktop and mobile. Pretty wild, right?

In the end, these insights only confirm what we’ve been reporting all along – something is going on over at Google this year causing high levels of volatility. And while it may not be the best idea to obsess over every little ranking dip, it’s important to remain informed and know that this isn’t an isolated issue that only you are experiencing.

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