Google recently confirmed that they did a new broad core update to their algorithm. This update had a large impact and was rolled out the beginning of August 2018, This update seemed to disproportionately affect sites in the health and wellness niches although other large-scale impacts were seen in all verticals.
See the resources below for more information on the “Medic” core update. For a review of all the updates please review the change log provided by the team at Moz.
- Google’s August 1st Core Update: Week 1 (Moz)
- Google Medic Update: Google’s Core Search Update Had Big Impact On Health/Medical Sites (SER)
- The August 1, 2018 Google Update strongly affected YMYL sites (MarieHaynes.com)
Please contact me if you have concerns about the impact this had to your website.