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October 2022 Spam Update

Search ranking algorithm update

Updated on:

January 13, 2023


by Momentic

Google has made a noteworthy improvement to their automated systems that detect search spam.

Current status of the ranking update

  • Status:

    Rollout complete!

    Rollout in progress!

  • Announced by Google:

    October 19, 2022

  • Update started:

    October 19, 2022

  • Update completed:

    October 21, 2022

    Rollout in progress!

Momentic analysis and first look

Below you'll get tips on what to look for, how to respond on your website, and helpful resources to improve your website's SEO and UX as it relates specifically to this Google update.

This helps constantly-running spam-prevention systems such as SpamBrain better at identifying spam.

Types of websites affected

Sites that violate Google’s spam policies may drop in rankings or not rank at all.

What to look for

Significant ranking and visibility changes on Google Search

What to address

Review Google’s spam policies and make sure you’re in compliance.