Was There a Google Algorithm Update on April 27th, 2017?

We are hearing from multiple website owners that their traffic is down as much as 20% on Thursday, April 27th, 2017. If just one or two websites saw traffic declines we wouldn’t give it a second thought, but many websites are seeing a drop in traffic in late April. So, did Google roll out a new algorithm update that we don’t know about? Is this part of the Google Owl project to reduce inappropriate suggestive searches and unreliable websites showing up on the front page?

It is still very early and we are not 100% certain why so many sites are seeing a traffic drop when it comes to search traffic. Has your website seen a drop in the last 24 hours? Did you notice a drop in traffic in late April 2017? Is this a Google Penguin or Panda update that we will hear about in a few weeks? Please discuss below.


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