An SEO Professional was perplexed regarding many changes occurring on German websites, and thought it may be due to the product reviews update.
They were curious about whether this issue could be due to the product reviews update rolling out or other updates that are happening.
They also asked whether the product reviews update would affect sites other than English sites, as was mentioned in Google’s original blog post announcing the update.
John said that he wasn’t sure regarding other languages. His assumption was that the product reviews update was global and across all languages.
He further expounded that they usually push the engineering team to make a solid decision on product rollout so they can properly document it in the blog posts.
He is not 100 percent sure if this happened with the product reviews update.
He does, however, believe that this is something that they could be doing and that the product reviews update wouldn’t be tied to just English.
Even if it were English, he continued, it’s something that is likely relevant across the board. And he believes that they should also try and find a way to roll this update out to other languages over time.
He wouldn’t be surprised that there are changes of this nature in Germany. But, he was also really cautious about saying for sure whether or not this was due to the product reviews update.
This happens at approximately the 13:48 mark in the video.