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Anyone positively affected by Penguin?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Fking, May 3, 2012.

  1. Fking

    Fking Regular Member

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    Ok most of the people are complaining about losing their ranks, but there should be people taking their places.
    I guess since this is update targeting over-optimization/spam a lot of the new sites on page 1 are not ran by "active" webmasters like the most here but still there should be some people that can confirm gains after Penguin?


    p.s.
    for me actually the drop down started since middle/late March when the unnatural link profiles notifications were sent and BMR deindexed, after April 24th just few sites lost ranks.
     
  2. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    I didnt feel the Penguin, old sites still sitting where they were, new sites keep going up. Coming to think about it, I was never negatively affected by an update, must be something that I'm doing different. Go figure.
     
  3. -Jericho-

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    Only thing positive I got out of it was to work harder on my non-SEO related stuff. Almost all of my sites have either been hit by Panda or Penguin. Even one of my highest quality sites with tons of great written content and lots of legit social signals got hammered out of existence. It was replaced with big company authority sites (most of which are worthless for my niche) and worthless crap sites.
     
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    Bartholomew Regular Member

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    I got in top 10 from 28-30 with a top pharma key
     
  5. ija61

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    I can say that I wasn't affected by the update.

    My website was rising before the update (after I restart the old SEO strategy) but since the update I see a more faster rising. Before I was getting a 1 page at 1-2 week now it raise over 2 pages in a week.

    More then that I do not saw my competitor drop so, or better said not the important/stable ones.

    I have an 7021 pages offline business website. I have 1 main keyword ( on page 2) and other 7000 secondary keyword (I start to rank first for 70% of them)

    SEO action taken.. some social bookmark, 2000-2500 directory submission, big SB blast directly to the website and inner pages (big meaning 50k verified a week).

    On site SEO... the basics optimization(meta/ h tag/title..etc) 24% keyword density.
     
  6. Jinko

    Jinko Regular Member

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    I lost rankings for keywords that weren't in the URL. It seems my EMD's and URL's containing the keywords improved whilst secondary rankings decreased... doesn't seem to make any sense!
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    24% keyword density? are you serious?

    Thats insane if that is ranking well
     
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    I can not see your point.. should be lower or higher?
     
  9. theqavish

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    Only my one website is on first page all others are sucked by google updates.
    The one which is on fist page is non EMD. All others were EMD or EMDs with a - in them.
    The one which is on first page has a domain like this. its just an example:
    addictinggame.com
    but the main keyword is addicting games
    I gave all the links to the site with the keyword addicting games.

    Now You cannot give backlinks to your site same as your domain name. There are other factors which I am figuring out. The best way to see what google is doing is to check those sites which are still ranking after all these Big G panda and penguin updates.
     
  10. FireTheWild

    FireTheWild Power Member

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    I was positively affected and brought my site to #1 for 2 keywords. And today I saw they deindexed the site and got PR update in the same day :D