Friday, February 23, 2024

Google Search Algorithm Ranking Volatility Surges As We Approach Holiday Break - Search Engine Roundtable

Last updated Monday, December 18, 2023 13:02 ET , Source: NewsService

You'd expect that the Google search ranking volatility would calm as we get closer to the holiday break, Christmas timeframe. But no. Google's search ranking volatility is ever so heated, or shall we say, cold, as we approach the holidays.

There are now well over 1,200 comments on my last post on this topic and the comments aren't slowing down. The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is also superheated. And the Google tracking tools are almost all showing huge volatility as we end the 2023 year.

Why is it so heated, even as we approach the year-end?

It just seems like the volatility has surged after the end of the November 2023 reviews update. Again, we have had no confirmed updates since then and the search results have been incredibly volatile.

Google Tracking Tools

Here is what the tools have been showing over the past month.




Cognitive SEO:

Advanced Web Rankings:







SEO Chatter

Here is some of the selected chatter from the industry, via WebmasterWorld and here. The chatter has been going on for a couple of weeks now but here is some of the more recent chatter:

Huge volatility for my keywords, talking about bouncing between position 3-20, dropping and re-appearing etc. Out of 150 tracked keywords, 100 have been experiencing this volatility over the past 3 days.
And the ranking falls again. You can really do what you want, it just doesn't change anything. In the past few days it went up...

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