Last month google released an algorithm update called "Penguin". It has affected a lot of site's ranking out there, most of them has loss the majority of their traffic and rankings. The question is, did SEO still work after Penguin? Of course, it is! But you need to be a lot more careful in your link building process, here's what working right now: - Brand Anchor Text: Use your domain name in the majority of your anchor text and combine it with your keyword: domainname.com domain name http://domainname.com/ domain name + keyword1 domain name + keyword2 main keyword LSI keyword etc Google are into anchor text over optimization right now, so make sure to not use your main keyword more than 20-30% of your total anchor text. - Authority Web Properties Does Rank Very Well: Lately, there's a lot of FaceBook fan pages, Amazon pages and other authority web properties ranks very high on the SERPs after this Penguin update. You can piggyback these authority sites by creating content on these sites, add affiliate links or links to your site and building backlinks to it. These sites will get ranked much more faster and slightly resistant to google penalty. - Natural Link Velocity: Your link must be drip feed daily, at a constant growing rate. That's why ALN does work really well, we don't blast all of your links at one time, but drip feed it daily. - High PR Private Network Still Works Well: Both high PR private homepage network and high PR private blog network still work really well, as long as they stay indexed for a long time.