Yesterday, June 30th, there may have been an unconfirmed update, just two days after Google ran the spam update – which ran on the 28th and would have then been seen more on June 29th than the 30th. But who knows, maybe it ran into the 29th and what we are seeing are fluctuations due to part two of the spam update?
The chatter in some of the forums, including WebmasterWorld and Black Hat World and social media. The chatter is not too insane but there is chatter. Also, the tracking tools, many of them, are showing some heated weather (like much of the US population is feeling right now).
Here is some of the chatter I see:
My site got a super massive boost the last 2 days that almost completely reversed the actions of the December core update.
Now, today, this has been completely reversed and it’s back exactly to where it was before around two and a half days ago.
You can see on the analytics charts precisely to the hour when it started and when it stoped. It’s like a switch was flipped on and then off again.
I think they may be testing the next core update.
Or it was the spam update which was then reversed.
I saw this on Monday…almost normal traffic and my first conversions in a week. Yesterday traffic stopped at 9am sharp and remained very low all day. I hope that isn’t a portent of what is to come. Today I wake up to a big overnight surge which dropped off every hour to zero at 9am. This pattern is clear for many of us here…the traffic is simply vanishing…