SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Non-Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Penguin Update - Google’s Webspam Algorithm Gets Official Name

    Hi All,

    Google’s Webspam Algorithm Gets Official Name - Penguin

    It will affect 3 % queries. Say no to keyword stuffing and bad link schemes.

    Source - http://searchengineland.com/the-peng...al-name-119623

  2. #2
    SitePoint Enthusiast mackyanderson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So they name it as penguin. What's the next Animal to be featured? The next letter P Animal? Hmm??


    (Image from SearchEngineWatch(dot)com)

    Do you have something to share about this update? I'm in a big confused about this today.
    But I like the fact that it promotes natural linking. Of course it will teach us to learn more of new things and get away in our bad doings.
    I'm Looking Forward for Less Spam Environment as we go through the next days with Penguin Update.
    FACEBOOK | GOOGLE+ | TWITTER
    Los Angeles Injury Attorneys
    "Effective Lawyering and Proven Results"

  3. #3
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    29
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    With this Penguin update, most of the websites have dropped its ranking. Might be that few websites withstood in this update battle.. It would be good to have the websites with a unique content, no spamming at any means..

  4. #4
    Wired Life GeraldNitram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When Penguin came out, the first thing that I thought was that Google made Panda a new best friend. If you're going to look at things that way, Panda = quality; Penguin = anti-spam. Add them together, and you have a good place with good content, free of spam. Oh, and I wouldn't say "most" websites, because it only affected 3% of the queries. Well, you could say that "most" got hit because the ones we know have been hit. I'm feeling that this cycle, as shown in mackyanderson's image, will go on for a long time until Google finds away to completely eliminate spamming.
    Are you willing to become an SEO reseller?
    Work with a 100% white label SEO company today!

  5. #5
    Mouse catcher silver trophy
    Stevie D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    5,828
    Mentioned
    110 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by sarahjohs View Post
    With this Penguin update, most of the websites have dropped its ranking. Might be that few websites withstood in this update battle..
    Logically, that's unlikely. There are still ten places on page 1, there's still a #1 answer for every search, so it's unlikely that "most" websites have fallen in the rankings.

    As Google has said that this update only affects about 3% of queries, it clearly is not going to have any impact on "most" websites.

  6. #6
    Programming Since 1978 silver trophybronze trophy felgall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Posts
    16,600
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by GeraldNitram View Post
    Panda = quality.
    That's not true - I have almost given up using Google to search for anything since the Panda update because all the top spots that used to contain useful sites have mostly been replaced with spam. Perhaps the Penguin update will revese that mistake on the part of the Panda update and get rid of the spam and put the useful sites back.
    Stephen J Chapman

    javascriptexample.net, Book Reviews, follow me on Twitter
    HTML Help, CSS Help, JavaScript Help, PHP/mySQL Help, blog
    <input name="html5" type="text" required pattern="^$">

  7. #7
    Level 8 Chinese guy Archbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Somewhere in this vast universe
    Posts
    3,732
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Penguin mainly targeted $$ keywords. Penalizing for crappy links is a bad idea. You have to be pretty naive to think that competitors won't go low as to negatively SEO their competition, because its pretty much a given they will. Taking out those blog networks is a good idea but not penalizing sites that they link to as that would make it too easy to take out a competitor using dirty tactics.

    I think Google should just make the value of links zero instead of going penalty happy. One of my sites did get #1 for a keyword that gets 150,000 local(US) search per month though. Another one also went up significantly so its been good for me.

  8. #8
    Wired Life GeraldNitram's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    274
    Mentioned
    16 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by felgall View Post
    That's not true - I have almost given up using Google to search for anything since the Panda update because all the top spots that used to contain useful sites have mostly been replaced with spam. Perhaps the Penguin update will revese that mistake on the part of the Panda update and get rid of the spam and put the useful sites back.
    Hmm... I see your point there. I really do hope that at least what I said about Penguin being Panda's best friend would hold true.


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •