Over the past few days I’ve been seeing small chatter here and there about the search results shifting around and changing at Google. But as of last night, that chatter seems to have spiked up a bit to levels of where we may be seeing a new Google algorithmic update.
Can it be a Panda or Penguin update? Possibly but too early to tell.
The WebmasterWorld thread has a lot of this chatter, plus I see tweets and people commenting and emailing me about changes in the Google search results. Here are some public comments about this:
Seeing lots of upward movement in the SERPS for my US/ecom sites. We have been working on adding improved product descriptions, common q&a, etc. It doesn’t match up 100%, but most of the upward movement seems tied to pages we’ve improved over the last couple of months.
So far easily my worst day of the year across all sites…shake-up or shake-out?
Seeing very bad unrelated traffic with big drops. bing still is sending qualified traffic.
It feels like a new Panda algo has been released.
Then you have the folks that say, I see nothing going on:
No me neither Wilburforce. Traffic seems OK. Everything looks a bit gloomy (red) in WMT though. Only very small drops 0. something but worrying all the same
Some of the tools show spikes such as Mozcast, SERPs.com and Advanced Web Ranking and the other tools show less of a spike such as SERP Metrics and Algoroo. These tools may update in an hour or so from now, so check back.
Do you see an update brewing?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.