Google confirms a search ranking bug where sites disappear from search results over the weekend

January 23, 2024

Google confirmed a search ranking bug, a “very narrow issue,” as Google called it, that affected a “small number of websites” where those rankings would drop out of the Google Search results over the weekend and then reappear during the weekdays. Initially, I thought it was either a quality issue, being on the edge of quality, or a bug with Google Search. But it turned out it was a bug with Google Search. Here is one example of a ranking chart showing the weekend drop in performance from organic Google Search:Why we care. I did notice these Google weekend search ranking updates stopped over the past week or so.

The source of this news is from Search Engine Land