Unraveling Google's September 2022 Core Update
Google typically times their algorithm updates to begin and complete at separate intervals so websites can understand how each update impacts their ranking. Between August and September 2022, three updates started eight days apart. These were the Helpful Content Update, the September 2022 Core Update, and the Product Review Update. These three updates were completed on the same date, September 26, 2023.
The timing of these updates makes identifying the cause of ranking movement or performance impact nearly impossible for your site. The industries most affected by these updates are – travel, hobbies and leisure, pets and animals, beauty and fitness, and games.
Average Ranking Change
Hobbies & Leisure
Pets & Animals
Beauty & Fitness