Google Search Console has announced that a new search ranking algorithm update is currently rolling out. Named the “October 2022 Spam Update”, its purpose is to target the more spammy side of search results. 

The full update should take several days to roll out. 

For these types of spam updates, Google usually details the areas they’re targeting. However, this one seems to be more of a general spam update. Google only mentioned that this spam update is global and affects all languages.

If you notice large ranking or traffic changes from your organic Google search results, you may have been hit by this spam update. You can review Google’s spam policies to help ensure your site is complying with them. 


Ansley is the former Content Marketing Manager at Boostability. Since graduating from Utah State University with two degrees in Communication Studies and Journalism: Public Relations, Ansley specializes in creating engaging and informative SEO content for readers, customers, and partners through different marketing channels. Along with creating new content, Ansley works to keep content organized and creates and executes new content strategies. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, visit National Parks, and loves all things Disney.