I am seeing early signs and signals of a possible Google Search ranking algorithm update going on right now. It seems to have kicked off this morning and is now spiking in terms of chatter in the SEO forums and also some of the tools have picked up on it (not all are updated yet). Google has not confirmed any update, so this is one of those unconfirmed updates.
We spotted one of these updates most recently over last weekend and honestly, most of these unconfirmed updates have been happening over the weekends (maybe Friday (are they on Fridays anymore?) search launches). In any event, this is unusual in that there is chatter spiking on a Thursday morning and not on the weekend, which is what we have had for the past several unconfirmed updates.
Here is some of the chatter in the WebmasterWorld forums starting up just hours ago, I expect it to get more intense as SEOs begin their work days:
Wow….. the results for some phrases are BAD right now. Was looking up a TV show (not my niche, just interested) – search not that far down was from a forum discussion and the title for the SERP was: persons-name-tv-show-titleMoving the Cheese game is backSomething happening today-50% in just one day.More news sites ranking above me today with just one sentence on my keyword. My article is 3,000 words about the keyword -30% worse ever in the 15 years of running my site. Don’t mind losing ranking to an article that is better and more informative to the user but…