Google May 2020 Core Update is wreaking havoc!!

The reason I choose this headline is because it’s indeed doing so.

Every year this time of the year Google releases a Core update. This year they informed via twitter.

Some replies from the BlackHatWorld.

My main moneysite just tanked from page 1 to page 7. I was wondering why for last few hours in my bed, checking everything. No any manual actions or security issues. Then got up, started my PC, went here and saw this thread. Now I know why. F**king update

Man, I lost 50% of my traffic so far. Literally lost all of my featured snippets. This is not good.

Some of the replies from WebmasterWorld.

I’m seeing further step in killing my website by Google. Sometimes it rolls back, but as I see from my experience I got another one decrease move with my website from this update.

I stopped adding content 2 months ago, there is just no reason to do so. I’ve worked my backside off to show my expertise (20 years), to back that up, I have an authority fact-checking my content, I have an author bio, which links to a more detailed author page, my site speed is 85-90, it’s not spammy, never-ever engaged in link building, yet another hit. It is brand, brand, brand. Thin content, but global companies. They keep saying ‘create original content that adds value’, and you do that, but still get outranked by 200 word posts by insurance companies. What is the point?

Reply in our own forum.

Another large update is going on. I don’t know whether it is totally rolled out yet or not. One site I knew just got flushed. From several well ranking and even 1st position ranking keywords to nothing. Many kw’s have just disappeared from the face of the SERP’s. Or fallen to the position 20 or even worse position.

SEMrush is also showing high temperature.

Google Algorithm Update at the end of April 2020 ??

The last month has been really roller a coaster for the webmasters around the world.

Many saw traffic falling to the new limits and many complained about their Adsesnse eCPM rates to fall to the lowest point in years.

The fluctuations in the SERP’s can be seen in the SEMrush sensor as shown above. The graph is up and down.

This month its not the same story. Many are reporting that traffic is rising & many are saying that after great rise they are experiencing a steep fall. In the meantime, webmasters are talking about an another algorithm update from Google.

Here is a link to the discussion going on in this forum.

In other forums, these type of discussions are on the rise too. Here is a comment from WebmasterWorld.

Past two weeks were the best I’ve seen in 6 years…but since yesterday my GA and Matomo data concur that a clamp is back in place…which aligns perfectly with Googles stated effort to up their game in Q2, since they badly missed their Q1 target of >20% revenue increase.

Here is a link to the discussion.

With the Covid19 virus, advertisers are fearing on investing in ads. Especially the small and medium ones. Because these days everything is dominated by the larger companies.

But its not like that the small ones doesn’t have any chance to fight back. But still, its very hard.

Whether or not another update is going on, SERP’s are still fluctuating insanely. And my guess is it’s going to behave like this for the time being.