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My Results After Penguin 2.0 & How To Recover

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lesterd2009, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. lesterd2009

    lesterd2009 Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to share my personal results after Penguin 2.0 update and just give you my personal opinion on ways to recover.

    After the update I waited a few days to see how my sites were reacting and I noticed a pattern on all my sites. Some of my sites
    were affected and some actually improved.

    The sites that were affected actually drop 20+ positions on Google, however the biggest issue with these sites was little to no
    social signals and very little anchor text variation which still seems to be the major factor with the penguin updates. My sites that
    were affected had a anchor text percentage of 20%+ for the money keyword plus other closely targeted keyword.

    I also noticed that the sites that were not affected all had something in common.

    The anchor text for money keywords and closely related terms were all below 10%, in fact I created some new links
    dropping the percentage below 5% for each keyword and it actually increase my rankings by 5 spots for all keywords.

    Also the sites that were not affected had a 25%+ of links going straight into the naked URL and a well balanced number
    of social signals across all social networks.

    Summary: From this info I believe that anchor text variation, naked URL links & social signals seem to be the biggest factors
    to recover from penguin 2.0. I would recommend that if you were hit to check your anchor text structured and try to create
    new links variations to lower your overall percentage for all your targeted keywords. Try to keep it below 10%, below 5% is even
    better. I would also recommend to build some social signals.

    I actually did all this for one of my sites that was hit by Penguin 2.0 and it has already improved 10+ positions. Please keep in mind
    these are just my conclusions from my own personal research using my own sites and I cannot guaranteed that this can work for
    your site because I don't know what type of SEO you are doing.

    Hope this info helps someone..
     
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  2. Fix Johnson

    Fix Johnson Newbie

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    Great information. Will try your link strategy on one of my affected sites. Thanks
     
  3. TwistedSEO

    TwistedSEO Regular Member

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    One of my sites has 20% exact match anchor and 0 social signals, but it moved up in rankings. How do you explain that? :p
     
  4. lesterd2009

    lesterd2009 Newbie

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    Your competition was hit ;P

    Like I said mate this is just from my personal research and is no way an exact blueprint..just trying to help.
     
  5. mohanseenauth

    mohanseenauth Newbie

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    Penguin 2.0 is already out?? wow i didn't know.
     
  6. pingcp30

    pingcp30 Newbie

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    thanks for your sharing.
     
  7. miyuru2u

    miyuru2u Regular Member

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    yeah one of my site is hit by penguine and went to 2nd page to page 8 and this week sometimes it shows on 8 page next day it was gone .. dont know how to get it done