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Unconfirmed Google Update Impacting Product Reviews Sites On Thursday, January 26th? - Search Engine Roundtable

Last updated Monday, January 30, 2023 09:05 ET , Source: NewsService

On Thursday, January 26th, there were some signs of a possible Google search ranking algorithm update. The signals and chatter I was tracking, honestly, were not at super high levels. However, now that I see Glenn Gabe shared some really shocking charts of sites previously impacted by Google updates but now seeing a big swing. This is not necessarily a product reviews update but rather sites in the product reviews space that are seeing massive swings on the 26th.

Let me first share Glenn's charts, which he posted on Twitter and said, "Heads-up, run a product reviews site? Google pushed something on 1/26 that, once again, impacted some product review sites HEAVILY. These are sites I've documented before with crazy surges/drops, even outside of Product Reviews Updates. Let's see if this sticks. I hope it does."

Here is that tweet:

Heads-up, run a product reviews site? Google pushed something on 1/26 that, once again, impacted some product review sites HEAVILY. These are sites I've documented before with crazy surges/drops, even outside of Product Reviews Updates. Let's see if this sticks. I hope it does :) pic.twitter.com/ZXa1r3xwcD

ā€” Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) January 29, 2023

Starting on the 25th, I began to see limited chatter kick into gear at WebmasterWorld. The chatter there was not specific to the product reviews update but it could have been related to it. Here are some quotes from there:

My site has been climbing rankings all week and yet today the traffic has been...


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