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New Possible Google Algorithm Update Continues May Pattern “Another Day In Hell” – Update Rocks SEO Community

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A month of unpredictable Google updates continues with what SEOs believe to be another Algorithm update.

Throughout May 2021, we’ve seen plenty of unconfirmed Google updates take place – many of which speculated as a result of rapid, unexpected shifts in tracking tool data. This month, we saw several possible updates, including those on May 7-9, May 13, May 16, and now, May 22.

The most recent update left a strong impression on SEO and Search Engine Roundtable writer Barry Schwartz. In a blog post, Schwartz wrote that tracking tools were “showing changes in the Google Search results that I have not seen before in a long time.”

He speculates that Google did something to ‘upset’ the tracking tools, and recommends that site owners check their data in case of a significant change.

Users on internet message board Webmaster World have been talking about the most recent update, and some posts indicate that the update has unleashed chaos.

“This is hell,” one user wrote. “ never know what to do anymore, where to look, or what is actually happening.”

“Another day in hell,” a different user added.

One user alleged that his tracking tools indicated a drop in his global site’s numbers from 52.4% to 11.6% in only 11 hours.

With only a week left until May ends, many SEOs are left wondering if Google will squeeze in another update.

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New Tremors and Volatility On Google!

08/08/2022

Seems like Google is planning on another Search ranking algorithm update, the Search Engine Roundtable reports. Or, as Barry Schwartz suggests – the tremors noticed this Saturday, August 6th, might even be tremors caused by the now finished Product Reviews update from July.

The chatter among the SEO community is pretty loud and the new volatility has been noticed. The drops in Search have been circling around 30% all over the world, and traffic is not much better, according to people on the WebmasterWorld forum.

Glenn Gabe, an SEO expert, shared some interesting graphs on Twitter:

Google Tracking Tools

The tools are always here to prove what’s going on. As you can see, there were quite a few spikes, especially during the weekend:

Photo Source: Semrush Screenshot
Photo Source: Rank Ranger Screenshot
Photo Source: Mozcast Screenshot

Check out what the SEO community has to say here.

Read More: Google Releases A New Product Reviews Update
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Another Search Ranking Update In The Making?

07/11/2022

A new search ranking update might be in the making. Or maybe it’s the same one from a week ago, we seriously don’t know.

What we do know is that the weekend behind us was unstable and that the update might have caused damage to some websites. Still, Google hasn’t yet confirmed any of the search ranking updates, but the tools speak for themselves. According to them, Google Search results are again experiencing volatility and ranking instability.

The tools are showing spikes for the weekend period (July 9th and 10th), and more chatter can be heard across the SEO community.

It’s a bit calmer today.

Read More: The May 2022 Core Update Impact

There was one unconfirmed Google search ranking update on July 7th and 5th; and around two weeks ago. The Google May 2022 core update began rolling out on May 25, 2022, and was officially complete on June 9th, but we saw big tremors before and after the rollout.

We are seeing more and bigger spikes from some of the tools.

Read More: Unconfirmed Google Search Ranking Update Spikes on June 23rd

Google Tracking Tools

As we mentioned, the biggest spikes happened during the weekend. Today, everything seems calmer:

Photo source: Semrush
Photo Source: Rank Ranger
Photo Source: Mozcast
Read More: The Google Search Ranking Update Spikes Again

If you’re ever wondering if there was an update or not, Google now has a page devoted just to that:

Read More: Google Releases July 2022 Product Reviews Update

 

High volatility was noticed on August 6th, leading the SEO community to think about how the tremors have something to do with the July 2022 Product reviews update. Read more about it here

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