All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Penguin’

Google Penguin Update Timeframe Now ‘This Quarter’

Google Penguin Update Timeframe Now ‘This Quarter’

The much anticipated Google Penguin update has been expected this month, but from the sound of it, that’s unlikely at this point. Google’s Gary Illyes mentioned on Twitter (via Search Engine Roundtable) that it is probably “weeks” off and that Google is aiming for this quarter. @mrjamiedodd I'll go with weeks. We're aiming for launching penguin this quarter, but we …

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Another Google Update Gets Webmasters’ Attention

Another Google Update Gets Webmasters’ Attention

Last week, a big update to Google’s core search algorithm dominated the SEO headlines (along with the fact that Google said that Panda is now baked into the core algorithm). The update rolled out the weekend prior, and it looks as though history has repeated itself. Now there are reports of another big core update from this past weekend with …

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An Important Change To Google’s Panda

An Important Change To Google’s Panda

The Google Panda Update has been around for five years and has dominated more headlines than probably any other Google algorithm change over that time. It was so big that it transcended industry press, making headlines from more mainstream media outlets. An important change has been made with Panda, and it affects how Google utilizes it from here on out. …

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Google Webmaster Guy Hasn’t Seen Penguin Yet

Google Webmaster Guy Hasn’t Seen Penguin Yet

For a significant part of last year, we heard that Google’s next Penguin update would likely happen before the end of the year. That didn’t happen. Last month, Google finally admitted it wasn’t going to. At the time, it sounded like it wasn’t quite ready yet, but was very close. It also sounded like it would likely happen THIS month. …

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Google Penguin Update Probably Coming Next Month

Google Penguin Update Probably Coming Next Month

We heard for months that Google’s next Penguin update was likely to happen before the end of the year, but last week, the company finally admitted that this was not going to happen. The indication was that they were waiting for the holidays to be over, but it was unclear if that was the only factor. In other words, we …

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Google Penguin Update Delayed!

Google Penguin Update Delayed!

Well, we’re nearly a week into December now, so time is running out. You’re not going to see Google launc a Penguin update in 2015. Are you anxiously anticipating Google’s next Penguin launch? Let us know in the comments. Google has kept webmasters and SEOs expecting a new Penguin update before the end of the year for months, but alas, …

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Google Confirms Next Penguin Will Be ‘Huge’

Google Confirms Next Penguin Will Be ‘Huge’

As far as we know, webmasters can expect Google’s Penguin update to make a return before the year is over. It’s possible that this won’t be the case, but based on previous comments from Googlers, it should be. Are you anxiously anticipating Google’s next Penguin launch? Let us know in the comments. The SEO and webmaster communities have been waiting …

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Google Penguin Update Still On For This Year

Google Penguin Update Still On For This Year

The SEO and webmaster communities have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin refresh for a long time. Google has been promising a new version that will update in real time, so those impacted by it won’t have to wait for Google to push another one to have any hope of recovery. It will instead be constantly updating. …

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Google Gives Updates On Panda, Penguin

Google Gives Updates On Panda, Penguin

Wondering what’s going on with Google’s Panda and Penguin updates? Well, not much has changed, but the company did address both at an industry conference. At SMX East, Google’s Gary Illyes reportedly said that the last Panda refresh is STILL rolling out. They had said up front that it was going to be a slow roll-out, and they were not …

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Google Penguin Update Expected Before End Of Year

Google Penguin Update Expected Before End Of Year

As of mid-July, Google was sending the message that a new launch of its Penguin update was still months away. Now, over two months later, it’s getting closer. Just how close we don’t know exactly, but from he sound of it, it is likely to drop by the end of the year. The topic came up in the latest Google …

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Google Says Penguin Refresh Is Still Months Away

Early last month, Google provided webmasters and SEOs with an update on what was going on with Panda and Penguin. The former was said to be coming in two to four weeks from that time, but that never happened. It’s still expected soon, but appears to have been delayed for technical reasons. Penguin, on the other hand, is still quite …

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Google Updates Webmasters On Panda and Penguin

At the SMX Advanced conference on Tuesday, Google’s Gary Illyes made some comments about what webmasters will be able to expect from Google with regards to its Panda and Penguin updates in the near future. April saw Google’s transparency being called into question again in light of mixed messages it had been sending about both updates – both of which …

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Google Penguin Turns 3, Still Frustrates Webmasters

The Google Penguin Update is now three years old (hat tip to Barry Schwartz for keeping tabs on the “holiday”). The update has been the bane of many SEOs’ and webmasters’ existence for all this time, and things really haven’t gotten a whole lot better for some of them, despite promises from Google. The reason the update exists – to …

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Site Takes Google Pounding, Reduces Staff

Google updates can have devastating effects on websites that depend on traffic from the search engine to thrive. It’s become clear over the years that it’s not wise to depend on Google or any other one source of traffic, because that source can go away in the blink of an eye, and then you’re stuck with some major problems. We’ve …

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Google: There Will Be No End To Penguin Roll-Out

Google confirmed what we pretty much already knew, making perhaps its clearest statement on the matter yet. That last Penguin update it launched is going to continue indefinitely. It was originally billed as a slow roll-out, but now we know that it’s basically just not going to stop. Is this a preferable approach to the algorithm as far as you’re …

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Google Penguin Update Will Probably Just Continue Indefinitely

As you may know, Google’s latest Penguin update, which launched in October, is still rolling out. Google had said that it would be a slow rollout from the beginning, but here we are two months later, and it’s still going. They really weren’t kidding. Some may take issue with the fact that Google is pushing such a major update during …

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Should Google Be Rolling Penguin Out During Holiday Shopping Season?

As you may recall, Google finally launched a new Penguin update in October after an entire year of not releasing one. The update, Google said, would roll out slowly. It was unclear just how slowly, but we knew it was still chugging away roughly a month ago. Now, we learn that the very same update is still rolling out. In …

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Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out

It’s been a while since Google launched the most recent version of its famous (or infamous, depending on how you want to look at it) Penguin update. If you haven’t seen any changes in your rankings, don’t assume you’re in the clear just yet. After all this time it’s still rolling out. Keep holding your breath. Have you seen any …

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Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good for those who were affected in the past, and have been waiting for a chance to recover. It’s bad for …

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Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update

Update: It turns out the update is not finished rolling out, and will continue to roll-out worldwide over the coming weeks. Read this. Webmasters and SEOs have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin update for over a year, and now they’ve finally gotten what they asked for. The company launched the update on Friday night, and it’s …

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Google Thinks You’ll Find The New Penguin Update To Be A ‘Delight’

If the latest comments from Google about a pending Penguin update are to be be believed, webmasters will find the update just delightful. In all seriousness, it does sound like it will be a little better for those affected, but obviously time will tell. Do you expect the coming Penguin update to be a delight? Let us know in the …

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New Google Penguin Update Coming, Will Refresh Faster

Google’s Penguin update is notorious for taking an extremely long time to get refreshed, leaving sites negatively impacted by it out of luck until Google finally pushes a refresh through. You can make all the changes you want in an effort to recover, but if Google doesn’t refresh it, it’s not going to make much difference. Google has now offered …

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New Google Penguin Update Is Getting Closer

It’s looking like we’ll probably be seeing Google launch a new version of the Penguin update before too long, though Google still won’t give an exact timeframe. Either way, they’re working on it, and it’s coming. Google webmaster trends analyst John Mueller, who regularly participates in Google hangout conversations with webmasters, hinted that an update is probably not too far …

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Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty

If you’ve ever lost your search engine rankings to a competing site, you may have wondered if you were suffering from an algorithmic penalty from Google or if your content simply wasn’t as good as your competitors’. You’re not the only one. Google’s Matt Cutts takes on this question in the latest “Webmaster Help” video: How can you tell if …

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Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh

Google’s Matt Cutts announced late on Friday that Penguin 2.1 was launching, affecting roughly 1% of searches “to a noticeable degree.” Did you notice? Has the update had any impact on your own rankings (positive or negative)? Let us know in the comments. This is the first official Penguin announcement we’ve seen since Google revealed its initial Penguin revamp, with …

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Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites

As previously reported, Google announced the launch of Penguin 2.0 on Friday, but that’s not the only algorithmic change the search giant has reportedly pushed out. Sometime late last week, they also pushed an update to demote mugshot sites that charge people to have their images removed. This is a pretty interesting story. The New York Times published an in-depth …

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Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing

Weeks of litigation ended this week when the Department of Justice issued Apple Inc. an injunction in the e-books antitrust case. The injunction will last for five-years, starting in early October. It is accompanied by an External Compliance Monitor; the candidate can be one suggested by Apple. The filing was released Friday, and DOJ achieved a lot of what it …

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Penguin 2.0 Update & Its Effects On Small & Medium Sized Business

On May 22, Google released penguin 2.0. The main purpose of this update was to provide a more in depth analysis on websites that benefits from link spam. This update helped keep websites with unnatural link building out of the eyes of Google users when viewing the search engine result pages. Older techniques like Google bombing, anchor text spam and …

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Google Insists Panda, Penguin Not Designed To Increase Its Revenue

Google put out a new Webmaster Help video, featuring Matt Cutts once again talking about “misconceptions” in the SEO industry. You may recall a while back when he tackled the “misconception” that Google is doing everything you read about in its patents. There are two main takeaways from the new video. The first is that Google does not make changes …

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How Big Is The Latest Google Penguin Update?

Webmasters have been expecting a BIG Penguin update from Google for quite some time, and a couple weeks ago, Google’s Matt Cutts promised that one was on the way. Finally, on Wednesday, he announced that Google had not only started the roll-out, but completed it. While it was said to be a big one, it remains to be seen just …

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