Penguin Update

ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
Invasive contributor
Google's latest update (24 April), originally referred to as webspam and believed to be the much-talked-about over optimization remedy, has now been given a name - Penguin.
If you have been off the planet for the last few days, the official statement from Google regarding the update can be found here:
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogsp...h-quality.html
What are your thoughts on this update, and how have you been affected by it?
jhonden's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2011
Ambitious contributor
It is good that Penguin is here among us by now. My site did not get affected by this which makes me happy and strong as i was not doing anything spammy. Yesterday i come across a article which states that Google will change its ranking system and the result will be based on complete information but not on keyword ranks.
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/...DExNDQyWj.html
What can you figure out with this. I think Google will focus more on Ads and +1 from sometime. Have a look.
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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The article doesn't quite say that, because it actually says:
"Google isn't replacing its current keyword-search system". But there is obviously more to come.
However, this was dated almost 6 weeks ago and there have been other updates since then as well.
Although there does seem some alarm about the way results are now being presented, that is to be expected and I think that it may be a little time before the full effects are seen.
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Google have today provided a form that can be completed by anyone who feels their site has been unfairly hit. Go to:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...THZkaTBQbkE6MQ
ankitabc's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2012
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penguin update is webspam algorithem for spamers those who using black hat to genrate fash traffice to there website
mike345's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2012
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Thanks for sharing updated news about Penguin. I will keep in mind those all points.
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Originally Posted by Healthcare View Post
Google penguin algorithm is designed to filer the spam website, which contains duplicate content, improper keywords etc.
The link I gave in the opening post explains what Penguin is about. Just to clarify my question and to avoid further definitions of Penguin, what I am looking for is personal experiences, i.e. what do you think about it and how did it affect your webite?
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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Originally Posted by Healthcare View Post
Google penguin algorithm is designed to filer the spam website, which contains duplicate content, improper keywords etc.
Completely wrong. Penguin is more focused on link and not on content.
ozsubasi's Avatar, Join Date: Jan 2012
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Originally Posted by shabbir View Post
Completely wrong. Penguin is more focused on link and not on content.
Yes, and I should have made that point in my post rather than just referring to the link I had given.
It is a problem that I see on many threads on different forums, i.e. that when asked a question about something, instead of trying to answer it some people choose instead to give a definition of the subject of the question, and it is often inaccurate.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
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Originally Posted by ozsubasi View Post
Yes, and I should have made that point in my post rather than just referring to the link I had given.
It is a problem that I see on many threads on different forums, i.e. that when asked a question about something, instead of trying to answer it some people choose instead to give a definition of the subject of the question, and it is often inaccurate.
Actually every SEO forum has this issue and unless it is very well moderated like SitePoint / highrankings, you would see lot of crap in SEO forums.