On March 23, 2018 Google Released New Algorithm Update : Chatter & Signals
There seemed to be some chatter around the algorithm update starting back up again after a number of days of calm. Well, the weekend got pretty heated with chatter within the community, although not all of the automated tracking tools picked up on the changes. Some are saying the update started as early as the 21st/22nd but most are thinking the 23rd.
Some are saying this update was a tweak to the core update from earlier this month. Some think this is a new thing - of course, we do not know what it is unless Google tells us.
The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has chatter since Friday afternoon throughout the weekend. Here is some of it:
Anybody else has lost traffic today March 23, 2018 ?
Yes, multiple sites. Starting 6PM ET on 3/21. -30-60% range.
~10% drop in traffic on 3 different sites on 3/23.
Starting 8 AM EST 3/22 on the biggest site
Seeing a further 20% drop here...
Seems Google want large, corporate and less relevant sites such as quora, reddit, pinterest, amazon etc to dominate all the niche serps...