Speaking of busy months, this past month we saw not just one or two updates, but three. The Helpful Content Update completed its rollout on September 9th, the September 2022 Core Update began on his 12th, and the September 2022 Product Reviews Update began on his 20th. rice field. Oh, and both the core and product review updates finished rolling out on the same day, September 26th.
I also thought there was an update for Google Local Search, but it turned out to be a bug.
Google has removed the word count topic from their help docs and told us what they consider to be quality issues. It also taught me a ton of SEO topics, summarized below.
Google Search Console has some new features such as new shopping tools and reports, a rendering URL inspection tool, a new HTTPS report that has caused a lot of confusion, and the removal of the international targeting report.
There was a large Search On event. Most of these have seen Google testing or announced at Google I/O. Plus, many more tests are summarized below…
On the local side, we’ve seen a surge in rejections, removal of health attributes, and new guidelines for negative reviews.
If you missed it last month, check out the September 2022 Google Webmaster Report. The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread is primarily about core reviews and product reviews.
Below are the more important stories that I have pulled out for you.
Google SEO: Google Search Console: Google User Interface: Google Local & Maps:
Forum discussion on WebmasterWorld.