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Google Search Ranking Algorithm Update On July 10th

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Google Algorithm Update

Yet again, we are seeing more volatility and ranking instability in the Google Search results. It probably started around July 9th through July 10th or so and we are seeing more chatter and many of the tools showing spikes. Today, July 11th, most volatility seemed to calm down – at least for now. But the weekend was pretty volatile.

The last unconfirmed Google search ranking update we reported on was the July 7th and 5th updates and before that June 28th, June 23rd, June 19th and 20th, also the Google May 2022 core update began rolling out on May 25, 2022 and was officially pronounced complete on June 9th but we saw big tremors before and after the start and end date of that update.

Note: If you are ever curious if there was a Google update, don’t forget to check my microsite – Was There A Google Update.

Google Tracking Tools

But like I said, we are seeing more and even bigger spikes from some of the tools on July 10th or so. Let’s start with the tracking tools:

Semrush:

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Mozcast:

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SERP Metrics:

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Advanced Web Rankings:

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RankRanger:

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Accuranker:

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Cognitive SEO:

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Algoroo:

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So there seems to be a lot of volatility based on most of these tools.

SEO Chatter

Here is some of the chatter from the SEO community over the weekend from both this site in these comments and on WebmasterWorld:

My websites are killed with this update by around -20%. I was updating content all the time, trying not to leave any old articles and info on the websites. Was actually hoping for a great increase because of that. But Google, as almost all the time, decided differently… Just don’t know how to react, those updates since 2018 became absolutely crap and illogical. So tired of that. How can we plan at least something in such circumstances?

So far this month my page views average per visitor has dropped 18% v 2022 average, my July PVs vs 2022 average is now -32.5%.

Lost all my traffic just a few hours ago, went from 140 active users on google analytics to now 0

Lost all my traffic, went from 14k organic a day to literally 6 so far today

yeah, lost 40% traffics across some of my sites, good job Google!

Traffic is perpetually bad since the update, and even worse since ~June 17th. All of these huge drops in traffic from region to region are not helping. UK traffic is down 68% today for no apparent reason. I also think that there are other factors at play that explain the low traffic:

‘Tis glorious weather across the entire UK today, all my UK sites are way down today except the hotel site where we’ve had a Fleetwood Mac tribute band on and it was very busy … those high street shops open all reported footfall down drastically.

Traffic is perpetually bad since the update, and even worse since ~June 17th. All of these huge drops in traffic from region to region are not helping. UK traffic is down 68% today for no apparent reason. I also think that there are other factors at play that explain the low traffic:

‘Tis glorious weather across the entire UK today, all my UK sites are way down today except the hotel site where we’ve had a Fleetwood Mac tribute band on and it was very busy … those high street shops open all reported footfall down drastically.

I know many of you are getting tired of these types of stories but I do believe that when I see these spikes, reporting on them are important to the hundreds of people who comment on these posts. It helps them, who may have seen a reduction in ranking, know they are not alone. Plus, there are many who read but do not comment.

I hope you all did okay with this last one…

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Source: www.seroundtable.com

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 19, 2024

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


Google’s URL shortener will stop working in a year and all those billions of links / redirects will vanish. Google says ccTLDs do help a little for ranking. Google gave advice on how to know if your SEO team is doing good. Google Merchant Center Next now supports supplemental feeds. Google local lets you search by product with your camera. And I posted the weekly SEO video recap.

Search Engine Roundtable Stories:

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

Search Features

Other Search

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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 18, 2024

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


We’re seeing more Google Search ranking volatility, is this a sign of the core update coming? Google is testing AI Overviews on by default in the UK, even on some Workspace accounts. Google Merchant Center Next is coming to all merchants now. Google’s site reputation abuse policy forced a public company to lower earnings forecasts. Google is testing bolding the query in the search box when unselected.


Search Engine Roundtable Stories:


  • Google Search Ranking Algorithm Volatility – July 18th


    We may be seeing the start of a Google Search ranking algorithm update, as I am starting to see volatility spiking in the Google Search results and a spike in chatter within the SEO community. I know we are expecting the next core update to touch down in the coming weeks, so maybe Google is testing/evaluating something now?

  • Google Tests AI Overviews In Workspace Accounts In The UK


    Google AI Overviews are only really live in the United States, for personal Google accounts (not Workspace accounts) and on Chrome browsers. Well, Google seems to be showing AI Overviews to some Workspace accounts in the UK.


  • Google Merchant Center Next Coming To All Merchants


    Google announced that Google Merchant Center Next, the updated version of Google Merchant Center it announced at Google Marketing Live in 2023, is now coming to all merchants this month. Google has already begun notifying merchants and advertisers of this via email and will continue to do so over the month.



  • Google’s Site Reputation Abuse Update Leads Gaming Affiliate To Reduce Financial Forecast


    Catena Media, a publicly-traded online gambling information company, issued their Q2 earnings update a couple of weeks ago, saying they have reduced its revenues forecast due to the Google Site reputation abuse policy update.




  • Google Bolding Query In Search Box When Cursor Out Of Search Box


    Google is testing bolding the query in the search box when you click your cursor outside of the search box, otherwise the query is in normal plain font text. This is a weird one – don’t you think?

  • Doogler Google Office Bed


    Here is a photo of a Doogler, Google dog, at the Google Dublin office in a dog bed – a Google dog bed. The dog looks a bit tired and for some reason is lying near the bed and not on the bed.

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

Search Features

Other Search

Feedback:


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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 17, 2024

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Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.


Google has finally ended its labs experiment for Search Notes. Google Knowledge Panels tests showing store rating reviews. Google tests renaming short videos to quick takes. Google Ads in Japan changed the term brand match to intent match. Google is testing query refinements under the ad carousel.


Search Engine Roundtable Stories:


  • Google Search Notes Finally To End


    There was a lot of speculation that Google would remove the Search Notes feature from the Google Search labs results last May after living past its official end date of December 2023. Well, Google told 9to5Google that Notes on Search and Discover is finally going away.

  • Google Ads Changed Broad Match To Intent Match In Japan


    Google Ads has changed what they call broad match to intent match in Japan. So now it is called (Intent Match), it was called (Partial Match).

  • Google Knowledge Panels Tests Store Ratings Reviews


    Google is testing showing store ratings review stars in the knowledge panels for some retail stores. Clicking on the stars will take you into the Google Store Rating panel.

  • Google Tests Renaming Short Videos To Quick Takes


    Google is testing renaming the short videos carousel to quick takes in the Google Search results. Short videos are quick videos Google surfaces in its search results from YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and other sources and now Google is testing naming them “Quick Takes.”

  • Google Ads Query Refinements Under Ad Carousel


    Google seems to be testing a query refinement ad option. Where Google is showing other search queries related to the ads it is showing under a sponsored ad carousel in the search results.



  • Google Paris France Olympics Signage Adapted


    In April, we covered the prep the Google Paris, France office put together for the upcoming Olympics events by dressing up its lobby signage in Olympic sports. Well, the sign changed a bit. Here is a more recent photo I found on Instagram.

Other Great Search Threads:

Search Engine Land Stories:

Other Great Search Stories:

Analytics

Industry & Business

Links & Content Marketing

Local & Maps

Mobile & Voice

SEO

PPC

Other Search

Feedback:


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