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Suggestions on how to recover if you site was affected by the Penguin update?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by luck888, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. luck888

    luck888 Newbie

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    Google Panda and Penguin updates make us feel how pet-friendly they are, but in reality, it's mind blogging bundled with fear and tears, especially for those badly affected.

    The latest Google Penguin update indeed affected a lot of webmasters, as it strips off low quality and spam websites. For those who feel that their site is not affected by it, think twice because the upcoming update might affect our sites!

    Based from the Google results, the Penguin affected around 3.1% of English search queries. This means that Google cleaned 3% of the search queries, making it more accurate to the readers and surfers.

    So for those doing black hat SEO, has your site been affected by the latest updates?

    Based on a source, Google still prefers white hat SEO.

    What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?
     
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    Whoa whoa whoa.....There was a Google update?!
     
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    No. Thought maybe that fierce new penguin roll out just happened and caught me off guard ;)
     
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    sorry guys, I couldn't paste the urls since I am not yet allowed to, so just pasting relevant info here for reference:

    DMCA Penalty ? August 10, 2012


    Google announced that they would start penalizing sites with repeat copyright violations, probably via DMCA takedown requests. Timing was stated as "starting next week" (8/13?).


    An update to our search algorithms

    8/10/12 | 10:30:00 AM


    We aim to provide a great experience for our users and have developed over 200 signals to ensure our search algorithms deliver the best possible results. Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site. Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results. This ranking change should help users find legitimate, quality sources of content more easily?whether it?s a song previewed on NPR?s music website, a TV show on Hulu or new music streamed from Spotify.

    Since we re-booted our copyright removals over two years ago, we?ve been given much more data by copyright owners about infringing content online. In fact, we?re now receiving and processing more copyright removal notices every day than we did in all of 2009?more than 4.3 million URLs in the last 30 days alone. We will now be using this data as a signal in our search rankings.

    Only copyright holders know if something is authorized, and only courts can decide if a copyright has been infringed; Google cannot determine whether a particular webpage does or does not violate copyright law. So while this new signal will influence the ranking of some search results, we won?t be removing any pages from search results unless we receive a valid copyright removal notice from the rights owner. And we?ll continue to provide "counter-notice" tools so that those who believe their content has been wrongly removed can get it reinstated. We?ll also continue to be transparent about copyright removals.



    June/July 86-Pack ? August 10, 2012

    After a summer hiatus, the June and July Search Quality Highlights were rolled out in one mega-post. Major updates included Panda data and algorithm refreshes, an improved rank-ordering function (?), a ranking boost for "trusted sources", and changes to site clustering.


    (JUST LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE INFO ON THIS AND IL BE HAPPY TO ADD IT HERE - JUNE JULY UPDATES)