System: The following 22 messages were cut out of thread at: https://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4962430.htm [webmasterworld.com] by brett_tabke - 9:39 am on Sep 24, 2019 (cst -5) Holy #*$!, official core update will be rolling out later today!
Mild improvement since this whole thing started last month. Some keywords rebounded, but not fully. Which is sad, because right now is "in season" for my website. I'd hate to see how things would look otherwise.
One thing I noticed after looking in Search Console is that, just before the update, Discover traffic skyrocketed hard, then afterwards dropped to literally zero. Now it's slowly increasing again.
If Google got rid of featured snippets and all the other junk they've stacked on top of rankings, traffic would triple overnight. I only see them adding to it, until all of page one is just some weird portal for their chosen links, and we're all hidden away in a back room. It even makes Search Console half useless, because while I may have rank 1 for a certain keyword, that doesn't mean I'm anywhere near the top.