At the WebmasterWorld forum, SEO experts began to discuss potential changes in how Google’s page ranking algorithms work. Webmasters have noticed abnormal fluctuations in indicators in popular tools for tracking traffic and associate this with the next global update of the search engine results.
Website owners and administrators complain that they lost up to 30% of their traffic overnight. Many people point to unexpected massive negative shifts in the number of website visitors. Screenshots from popular SERP systems show how the curve representing the number of clicks per resource fluctuates over a very large range.
Similar unconfirmed changes to algorithms have already occurred in the past. On February 8, site indicators began to change dramatically, and on the 11th, Google talked about the innovations in the ranking system. Some SEO experts hope that the current mini-cataclysm is a correction of previously made mistakes, because the algorithm update on the 8th has significantly spoiled the statistics for many webmasters.
Perhaps the next drop in the number of visitors should be taken as a test launch of a new ranking system or as an addition to the previous update. Google has not yet commented on the situation.