There were some signs of a possible Google search ranking algorithm update that touched down on October 6th, spiked a bit more on October 7th and is fizzling out today, October 8th. The tools are not as insane as with this past weekends update but there is more chatter this time around.
This is not confirmed, so it is hard to say what this update was about or if it was just specific niches or something else. But not only did the tools spike, not only did I see chatter in the SEO communities, people reached out to me directly to see if there was an update as well. The chatter seemed to have died down today but it is still early.
Let's start with the SEO chatter from the forums, I'll leave out the tweets and emails I received. I'll just quote from WebmasterWorld starting around October 6th:
October's improvement is continuing for my global site, yesterday, Tuesday, saw PVs precisely at our January to March average, direct traffic has increased considerably over previous months.
10am USA traffic shut off and down to almost zero for two hours...back to the same BS June patterns again. Is anyone else seeing this with their USA traffic?
USA traffic still way off for me, down 48% today at noon. Mostly due to the fact that my ranking has dropped for high-volume terms to my most important landing pages.
Traffic from Western Europe still far below normal, almost non-existent. UK remains strong, AU has reappeared but CA has vanished. With Google these days they always...
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