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Quick question regarding penalties

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lpsierra, May 2, 2013.

  1. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    When your site is penalized, do all rankings go down or just certain keywords?
     
  2. Lilacor

    Lilacor Regular Member

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    It depends. Most of the cases just the overoptimized/ penalized page loses its rankings if hit by the Penguin algorithm. Panda, on the other hand, can tank the whole website.
     
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  3. JohnSte192

    JohnSte192 Registered Member

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    I always thought that the whole website suffered from it. I do not have much experience with Penguin, but in the past have seen the whole site effected of my friends from Panda.
     
  4. Runatic

    Runatic Newbie

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    I have seen both. Panda tends to affect either the whole site, or a whole section such as a blog. Penguin tends to affect a site on a keyword level. A manual penalty from Google can affect the whole site, or sometimes just one keyword, or sometimes can totally de-index the entire site.
     
  5. omnipotent$

    omnipotent$ Regular Member

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    Well it depends. Sometimes you get deindexed, all your keywords disappear and in other cases it's a gradual slip of certain keywords.
     
  6. imperial444

    imperial444 Elite Member

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    Penguin only took some keywords, while Panda gets the whole website. This is my own personal experience
     
  7. Lilacor

    Lilacor Regular Member

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    But the irony here is that even though Panda tanks the whole website there is a 100% cure for Panda penalties. While Penguin can hit just 1-2 pages (keywords), but you can never find you way back from it.