Google: Penguin Update

  • Penguin 4.0: Necessary and positive improvement

    Penguin 4.0 was announced on September 23, and I couldn’t be more excited. I believe Penguin 4 will be a boon for (legitimate) SEO companies everywhere. We had to wait over 700 days for the newest iteration of Penguin; it was a long time coming, but now that it’s here, it’s more than I hoped. There a few reasons I welcome this new Penguin with open arms: The algorithm now de ...

    Search Engine Land- 15 readers -
  • Google says Penguin 4.0 roll out now complete

    … The Google Penguin real time algorithm which started rolling out on September 23, 2016 has now rolled out fully to all of Google’s data centers. Google’s Gary Illyes confirmed this on Twitter: @jenstar yes, eh — Gary Illyes (@methode) October 13, 2016 The recovery aspect of this new Penguin algorithm started a bit after the 23rd of September…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 23 readers -
  • Google Penguin looks mostly at your link source, says Google

    … Another nugget of information learned from the A conversation with Google’s Gary Illyes (part 1) podcast at Marketing Land, our sister site was that Penguin is coined a “web spam” algorithm but it indeed focuses mostly on “link spam.” Google has continually told webmasters that this is a web spam algorithm, but every webmaster and SEO focuses…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 27 readers -
  • Give Google a break: Tackling paid links is harder than you may think

    …. Google has tried to negate this problem with the introduction of the disavow tool, but it is not realistic to think all webmasters will know of this, let alone use the tool correctly. This is a challenge for Google in tackling paid links. 4. It provides a PR backlash and unwanted attention When rolling out large algorithm updates, it’s inevitable…

    Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 15 readers -
  • Google said Penguin recoveries have started to roll out now

    … Gary Illyes from Google said tonight that those who were suffering from previous Penguin penalties should begin seeing recoveries as soon as right now. He said this on Twitter: This is one part of the Penguin update we saw happen this Friday – but this “recovery” part only started happening hours ago according to Gary Illyes. You should also…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 23 readers -
  • The four pillars of the future of SEO

    …-indexes them. A few months earlier, Google also integrated Panda into their main algorithm (though unlike Penguin, it does not update in real time). Notice a pattern here? Google wants to make spam fighting a central, automated function of serving search results. This is a very positive sign for website owners — cleaning up spammy backlinks…

    Pratik Dholakiya/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 29 readers -
  • How many days has it been since the last Google Penguin Update?

    … The Google Penguin Update is a filter designed to help Google combat severe forms of spam in its search results. This page tells you how long it has been since the last Penguin Update, which is helpful for those hoping to escape the penalty. Penguin operates on a periodic basis. When it happens, it catches and penalizes a set of sites. It also…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 16 readers -