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.
Today we released the October 2022 spam update. Find out more about spam updates at https://t.co/XthD5GF06M . We’ll update our ranking release history page when the rollout is complete: https://t.co/sQ5COfvo3J
— Google Search Central (@googlesearchc) October 19, 2022
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.