I know we had a long Holiday weekend with both Father’s Day and Juneteenth but there were some tremors of note related to a possible Uppdatering av Googles sökrankningsalgoritm over the weekend. It might be just normal holiday weekend chatter but some of the tools are also showing volatility that match the chatter.
As a reminder, the Google maj 2022 kärnuppdatering började rullas ut den 25 maj 2022 och förklarades officiellt vara klar den 9 juni men vi såg stora skakningar innan och efter the start and end date of that update. Were those related to this May 2022 core update – only Google knows and Google has not really commented directly about that – outside of old comments that anything that was seen prior or post update are not “broad” core updates. But maybe those were tremors of the update? I don’t know.
In any event, the ongoing WebmasterWorld continues to have SEOs and webmasters reporting on fluctuations and volatility after the core update was completed. Here is some of that chatter on or after June 19th:
Is anyone else seeing a big drop in international traffic today? I’m seeing USA traffic up for the first time in a week, UK is also normal…but Australia is -70% for two days now…Canada -40%, UAE is also -40%. Germany is -20%, France and most of the rest of W. Europe is at 0 visits today…not one visit. Perhaps we are seeing the rollout of new serp layouts to a wide market?
That’s just 1/2 of a Googleday completed for me and traffic at 20% of expected levels. Proportionately the visitor demographics has not changed which is a surprise therefore where has the “volume” gone IF that still exists or is it mostly Google ads now meaning unless you are #1 then you will have to pay for traffic?
Nothing is finished, as far as I can tell.
Yes the official update is completed…. but… as we all know tweaks will still happen to the algo they say nothing about.
I am seeing some of the same that you are Redbar in that pages that were normally in the back of the pack now making it up front. To me it feels as if the algo is reassessing the overall content and with that some wonky things happen.
Traffic here has been steady over the past couple of days but its an interesting mix.
Very low USA traffic today…the day peaked at 6am and declined in a stairstep pattern until 1pm, where it flatlined until 6pm. Interesting how traffic is now performing the opposite of the last 20 years, with traffic highest at midday and lowest at night and early mornings. Google is clearly ratcheting up the ads, or dumping more items on the page on the fly to ensure that all the traffic is skimmed during the best hours.
Monday’s traffic was very low for a weekday at 56% however, at the moment, it is looking more normal and already at 33% and roughly where I’d expect it to be.
Although traffic is down my USA traffic is remaining consistent at its usual proportionate average therefore, for me, it is not the lack of any specific country but the overall volume of traffic which keeps telling me it is something else that is affecting my traffic levels plus it is now very noticeable our lack of incoming realworld business enquiries, which in itself is very unusual at this time of year, suggesting a lack of intended / possible / proposed large national / international projects.
Big drop yesterday, and today seems to keep that big drop trend.
Google is no longer indexing a complete page, even from a high profile site.
I’ve tried searching for specifics and, although it’s on the page, it’s not indexed.
The result is it makes it harder to find stuff, so Google search is failing. What Google did do was to deliver other pages, but they didn’t have the specifics.
To be honest I’ve been waiting to see if anyone else had noticed this, I actually saw for a very recently updated site of mine Google displaying the keyword link from my sitemap!
I’ve never seen that before plus trying to get anything new spidered, unless it’s a substantial news site, is becoming very slow, not hours, not weeks, but months, and I’m also seeing even more older, 7-10 years, double Pinterest links in the top 20.
There is more chatter and all in the past few days…
Some of the tracking tools are showing changes as well. It is important to note that last week Semrush changed its tracker and adjusted its levels to stop it from always showing such high levels. But the spikes are still there, just not always in the red – which makes sense. Semrush confirmed this on Twitter saying “to improve sensitivity, the sensor was recalibrated to most accurately portray the volatility change over time.” So keep that in mind…
So it seems we had more tremors – might be related to the past Google core update, might be related to something unrelated to the core update but some other algorithmic shift, might be normal Google shifts, might be holiday traffic or something else.
Have you noticed changes and volatility in the past few days?
Forumdiskussion kl WebmasterWorld.
Daily Search Forum Recap: August 15, 2022
Här är en sammanfattning av vad som hände i sökforumen idag, genom ögonen på Rundabordssamtal för sökmotorer och andra sökforum på webben.
If you are not happy with the latest Google product reviews update, then you can let Google know with examples. Google has fixed the “validate fix” feature in Search Console. Google Discover now can show author names over site names. Microsoft’s IndexNow is growing a lot, in fact, 7% of the new URLs clicked on were via IndexNow. Bing Shopping added coupons, promotions, price history, and ethical annotations. Google spoke about what to do with old event pages. Finally, posted a vlog with Sarah Burke on GA4 and dashboards.
Rundabordsberättelser för sökmotorer:
- Google Search Console Validate Fix Now Back
Google has reenabled the validate fix feature in Google Search Console just now. It was not there a couple of hours ago and has been not working since the beginning of this month but now it is back.
- Bing Shopping Searches Gains Coupons, Promotions, Price History & More
Microsoft Bing Shopping has officially added a lot of the features we noticed early such as coupons and promotions, price history, and ethical choice annotations, the company announced.
- Google: What To Do With Old Event Pages
What do you do if you run an event and the event is over, do you keep the webpage live, do you redirect it, do you just delete it and 404 the page? The answer is it depends, as you’d imagine.
- IndexNow Is Growing But Should You Pay Attention?
Microsoft’s IndexNow protocol is growing and the search company keeps investing in it, despite Google not adopting it – yet. Microsoft said that more than 16 million websites are publishing over 1.2 billion URLs per day to the IndexNow API.
- Google Discover With Author Names Instead Of Site Name
Google Discover can now show the author name of a specific story instead of showing the site name under the story. I personally do not use Google Discover much but a couple of savvy Google Discover users noticed this over the weekend.
- Are Not Happy With The Last Google Product Reviews Update? Tell Google.
The last Google product reviews update, the July 2022 Google Product Reviews Update, was an interesting one. It felt, based on SEO and webmaster feedback, that it just didn’t hit the mark in terms of quality relative to past Product reviews updates. If you have examples of where and how Google got it wrong, you can let Google know about it.
- Vlog #185: Sarah Burke On The Benefits Of Google Analytics 4 & Why Data Dashboards Are Important
In part one, we learned about Sarah Burke, the Data and Analytics Manager at Cypress North. We also spoke about some of the differences between Google Analytics 4 and Universal Analytics 3. Here we talk about the benefits of Google Analytics 4.
- A Google Shadow
Here is a photo of a real Google shadow that I found on Instagram. Not much more to say about this.
Andra bra söktrådar:
- Thanks for flagging this, Chris. We agree that’s not the expected experience, and good news is the team is already working to address it. It might take a little bit to upd, AdsLiaison on Twitter
- It’s hard to say, but it’s important to keep in mind that Google just doesn’t index every page on the web, even if it’s submitted directly. If there’s no error, it might, John Mueller på Twitter
- DA is a proxy metric to help you understand the strength of your link profile and your competitiveness with other sites. Google doesn’t use DA, Moz doesn’t give DA data to Google, and gaming DA is usele, Dr. Pete Meyers on Twitter
- Usually an XML sitemap file is for URLs that you want to have indexed., John Mueller på Twitter
- Google rewrites the title link for more than 50 percent of the search results according to a little test I’ve just made for 400 search results. Only a small percentage of search results is truncated., SEO Sudwest on Twitter
- I’m happy to take a look, but if you take something with few good results, a collection of things that just happens to also match those words is common., John Mueller på Twitter
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