We may have had another Google search ranking algorithm update this past Thursday and Friday – over Yom Kippur day and Friday. The chatter was somewhat limited but there is chatter and the tools mostly show signs of a small update on the 16th and 17th of September.
I doubt it was anything related to the Jewish holiday. It may have been some tweak Google made, not related to the title changes that Google confirmed this past Friday, on the 17th.
SEO Google Update Chatter
Here is some of the chatter from the SEO industry that I found on WebmasterWorld and Black Hat World. Again, it is not insane levels of chatter from the SEO industry but there is chatter, more than a typical couple day period.
Traffic was zooming higher from Sept 4th until today…even on days that started off with a big drop ended up normal or higher. Today is the first big drop since the 3rd. The USA down 30% at 5 pm, Canada and Australia also way down. I’m hoping that this is priming the pump for another move higher, but who knows. I have not seen significant recovery yet for most of my high-volume terms, and overall my traffic is 25% lower for the last three months than for the same three-month period of 2019, so it would take a lot of gains to make up for that.
Google Update Tracking Tools
Here is what the tracking tool providers are seeing, like I said, most noticed fluctuations and volatility during this date range. Rank was the only tool provider not to show changes after the 16th or so – although it did pick up on changes on the 15th.
Information Source: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-update-on-september-16th-17th-32120.html