I am seeing a lot of chatter of another Google update. I have noticed some movement on the keywords I am tracking too.
Here is some very conclusive data for the site I wrote about in my piece about the September 2 update.
Dropped out of top 10 on Sep. 2 and came back to the same position on Sep 9 (#6).
This is a more competitive keyword not actively pursued by the site. On Sep 2 it jumped into the top 10 for one day, then dived back on Sep 9.
This one had a slight drop on Sep 1 and jumped back to the same position on Sep 2. On Sep 9 it dropped and continued to drop for several days.
This one jumped into the top 10 on Sep 2. It’s dancing slightly since the 9th, but holding top 10 position.
This one had a small jump on Sep 1, only to drop back on Sep 2. On Sep 9 it left the top 10 and is still out.
It jumped into the top 10 on Sep 2 and holds the position steady.
This one is a mature keywords with steady rankings. It is unshaken by either of the fluctuations seen with the other keywords.
I have no idea why they push out an update to revoke it just in a week. Unintended results? Bug in the code that got pushed?
Anyway, this update has mixed results for me. It wiped out some of the gains I had for this website with the September 2 update. The keywords that were not affected by that update are unharmed by this update. So it’s very clear what’s going on.
Is your data telling the same story?