The Myth of the Penguin "Penalty"

by Chuck Price
Penguin is not a Penalty – it’s an algorithm. The distinction between having your website impacted by a manual penalty vs. triggering an algorithm is an important one to understand. I’m constantly amazed by the amount of confusion and misunderstanding that surrounds Penguin. I’m equally surprised at some of the conclusions drawn by people regarding the steps necessary to get ...Read the full article

Should I use the disavow tool even if there's not a manual action on my site?

Should webmasters use the disavow tool, even if it is believed that no penalty has been applied? For example, if we believe 'Negative SEO' has been attempted, or spammy sites we have contacted have not removed links. James, Bristol, UK Have a question? Ask it in our Webmaster Help Forum: http://groups.google.com/a/googleproductforums.com/forum/#!forum/webmasters Want your question to be answered on a video like this? Follow us on Twitter and look for an announcement when we take new questions: http://twitter.com/googlewmc More videos: http://www.youtube.com/GoogleWebmasterHelp Webmaster Central Blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/ Webmaster Central: http://www.google.com/webmasters/


English Google Webmaster Central office-hours hangout

Join us for an *End Of Year Google Webmaster Central office hours hangout* :) Add your questions to this event page, this session is open to anything webmaster related like crawling, duplicate content, indexing, mobile sites, internationalization, duplicate content, Sitemaps, Webmaster Tools, pagination, duplicate content, multi-lingual/multi-regional sites, duplicate content, etc. This is a Hangout on Air on Google+. It works best with a webcam + headset. You can find out more about Hangouts and how to participate at https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/office-hours Feel free to drop by - we welcome webmasters of all levels!