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Old 14th May 2012, 03:00 AM   #1
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anybody know about Google's new Update penguin and also please also explain how it's different for it's previous Updates also explain about google's previous Update.



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Old 14th May 2012, 03:13 AM   #2
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Penguin is new Google Algorithm update focusing on over promotion of the websites

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Old 14th May 2012, 08:55 AM   #3
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A Key feature of penguin is that it will take into account the amount of time that a user spends on your page so updating interesting - relevant content will prove key.

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How Penguin differs from previous updates? Whew. Since Google makes something like 400 algorithm changes every year, I'm not sure the answer to that question is something we can cover in a short forum post.

Here's a list of the major Google updates going back for several years: http://www.seomoz.org/google-algorithm-change

That should be able to answer your questions about any specific update.

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Old 14th May 2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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its supposed to have something to do with anchor text over-optimization.
For example, if you get 50 links back to your site and they all they link back with the text "blue widgets", it doesnt look natural.

Im sure there's more too it than that. But thats what i've heard so far.

I have about 20 sites and every single one lost rankings to some degree.

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Old 15th May 2012, 08:32 AM   #6
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garrett123,

If all your sites lost ranking after the update, it's a pretty clear indication that some method you were using was frowned upon by google. What methods were you using that you think caused the drop in rankings? Was it the anchor text over-optimization that you mentioned?

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Old 15th May 2012, 12:26 PM   #7
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If all your sites lost ranking after the update, it's a pretty clear indication that some method you were using was frowned upon by google. What methods were you using that you think caused the drop in rankings? Was it the anchor text over-optimization that you mentioned?
I had sites that were promoted in alot of different ways. Some were natural, some were not so natural.

I used mainly guest posting on 1 site that got hit really hard. But, I was a part of a guest posting exchange site, that i dont think google liked. But the site has really great content and i invested the largest amount of time and money into it.

I also have a 6 year old forum with 8000 posts that had its traffic cut in half.
I did some link building to blog posts targeting certain key terms. The pages initially ranked well, but disappeared after penguin.

One site that had very little traffic reduction was a site that i did guest posting, but contacted site owners manually. It wasn't part of an exchange network. It also has really good social signals like tweets and facebook likes.

My advice would be to just try and make connections with site owners in your niche manually. Try to get links from customers or related sites you do business. Stay out of link networks that G could identify easily.
Also set up plugins like "Tweet-Like" if your using wordpress, so visitors can tweet it or like it on Twitter and FB.

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Yeah, what's up with the pesky penguin Batman?

My knife blog dropped 50% in traffic in less than 60 days.

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Yeah, what's up with the pesky penguin Batman?

My knife blog dropped 50% in traffic in less than 60 days.
Traffic is still bouncing all over the place. I start to notice some recovery, but then the next day it drops again.

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Google "Penguin" update really makes my head gone crazy. I actually can't understand what the update wants us to do, My rankings had gone really bad as the update when through. But the Page Rank do increase. But as usual this is a story that meant to be untold.

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