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Penguin update is a joke by searchengineland

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by HarrisonHill, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. HarrisonHill

    HarrisonHill Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    It seems like this name was given by searcheingineland.com. They quoted the text from nowhere, there are no official announcements of penguin update on any google's sites. Plus, penguin reconsideration request form is totally fake. I can create such in a few minutes and anyone can do the same. Google would never review or ask for reconsideration request via form which is outside webmaster tools.

    Here is the original post by searchengineland:

    http://searchengineland.com/the-penguin-update-googles-webspam-algorithm-gets-official-name-119623

    They said it's official name, but they didn't show the source, so it seems like searchengineland just gave the name to google update and people believed in it.


    Let's take a look at some queries:


    site:googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com "penguin" - no results.

    site:insidesearch.blogspot.com "penguin" - no results

    site:google.com "penguin update" -site:plus.google.com - results show some guys posting about "penguin update" but there is no any google employee posting about it or any official google announcements which gives this update a name "penguin".

    Penguin update is a total fake. It's just webspam update.

    Searchengineland, stop joking. And "reconsideration form" which is shared on the internet is total BS too. Searchengineland first published it on their new post about penguin update here:

    http://searchengineland.com/penguin...by-mistake-googles-got-a-form-for-that-119698

    And here is the form:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEVxdmdRWFJRTjRoLWZVTHZkaTBQbkE6MQ

    Lol, why you believe it's official form? Google would suggest doing reconsideration request through webmaster tools, not this shitty page which can be created by anyone. All the form submits go directly to searchengineland or any other person who is owner of this form, but believe me - it's not Google.

    If this form was owned by Google - they would share it on webmaster central or inside search blog. But it was shared by searchengineland and tweeted by Matt.

    Of course, Matt Cutts tweeted about penguin update and linked to this form but lol, I think he is just rolling on the floor looking at all this people believing in this shit which is created by searchengineland.

    Don't submit the form - it's BS and it has nothing to do with Google. And please, stop calling this update "penguin" it's just stupid and Danny Sullivan is just kidding on us.

    Anyways, name doesn't mean anything, effects are real and people got drops, I got it too, but why would we believe in this bullshit and give searchengineland rights to joke and lie to us?
     
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  2. milian

    milian Power Member

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    Matt Cutts tweeted the form him self! : https://twitter.com/#!/mattcutts

    and he also mentions Penquin on his tweets.

    (unless that is a fake twitter account?)
     
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  3. milian

    milian Power Member

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    i just noticed yoo mentioned he tweeted it. Sorry, will tech me for not reading the enitre post!

    dont be daft though, some that high up in Google would not make a form simply to trick people and entertain himself!
     
  4. DutchTrafficService

    DutchTrafficService Regular Member

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    Whoever is getting the form data, he is getting some very good sample data...
     
  5. vothiquynhyen

    vothiquynhyen Registered Member

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    Yes, it is totally legitimate. Matt Cutts tweeted about that form too.
     
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  6. johnnyflex

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    yes i noticed that one too. I visited the form but i was wondering why its in a docs url and not in the webmasters page. Looks fishy.
     
  7. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    what are you smokin?...sorry, but its legit
     
  8. yellowlaser

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    LOL OP, do some more research before claiming something is fake.
     
  9. Merovingian

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    I highly doubt Matt would play such a joke. Search Engine Land is itself a very reputed source for SE related news so they too wouldn't do it. And it isn't April 1. :p
     
  10. niggy

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    Danny Sullivan is BFF with Matt Cutts btw.
     
  11. seogod20

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    It's legit guys I submitted a request, and noticed the website I complained about hit #1 today! SO HAPPY. :) Today we made $840 from this #1 ranking. :)
     
  12. seogod20

    seogod20 Registered Member

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    Time to make even MORE MONEY. ;D
     
  13. jon_xx_x

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    So what you're saying is searchengineland made it up, but Matt Cutts tweets, and talks about Penguin, but he just does it to make fun of them............... brilliant.
    I actually coined the phrase pagerank, and Google just refers to it to laugh at me for coming up with it.
     
  14. kominik

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    Sites still falling from search results. This Penguinator still destroy our bussiness.
     
  15. GloCk99

    GloCk99 Regular Member

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    Get your facts straight before spending so much energy posting useless information.

    The webspam team initially called it by another animals name, but they realised that this would in fact give away to much on how the algorithm worked, so they changed it to penguin. Danny Sullivan at SEL was the one who got the info from Matt Cutts and posted it.

    That spam form was in fact initially posted by Matt and then reposted by Danny

    Panda was named after one of the webspam teams engineers.
     
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    My 70% loss in revenue that started on 4-25-2012 is just make believe. Glad is was not for real.