Google has completed their last announced update to the Reviews System, with future updates no longer announced due to ongoing algorithm updates.

Review System

Google’s Reviews System is a part of search results algorithms that rank people-first content. Google has published guidelines to help publishers understand the content it aims to rank. The guidelines focus on high-quality reviews, insightful analysis, original research, and written by experts or enthusiasts.

Reviews update finale preceded by ranking drops

Reports of ranking drops in Facebook SEO groups surged following the reviews system rollout, highlighting the unusual trend of edgy SEO practices.

Moving forward what to expect

Google’s reviews system improvement is ongoing, potentially daily, adjusting rankings. It’s best to familiarize oneself with Google’s guidelines and self-assess if site affects it.