Google Penguin Update Going on Right Now

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  1. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    The much feared new Penguin algorithm is being released right now. Google's Matt Cutts said "2.3% of English queries will be impacted by this update."

    Expect PageRanks to change today, too.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that info Writer.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I feel like Joe Bftsk...is it ever going to stop raining on me???

    3. wowtgp profile image59
      wowtgpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know how it effect my blogs and hubs. Stop messing with algorithms Google.

  2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    Well, heck.  Are we having fun yet?

  3. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    I just updated my 'Google Penguin' Hub to reflect the roll out.  Now we have to wait about 24 hours to check the fall out.

  4. Fiction Teller profile image59
    Fiction Tellerposted 5 years ago

    So anybody who's following their Analytics notice a traffic change today?

    1. SimeyC profile image95
      SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's really hard to tell by looking at one day's data - but I'm seeing a 50% increase for Thursday over Wednesday for the same time period - the real-time is also pretty active - it's normally quiet at this time.
      My Wednesday v Thursday traffic is normally pretty static.

      I am not getting excited though as it's early yet - if this trend continues for two or three weeks then I'll say Penguin helped me!!!

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        From what I see a few yahoo answers that were ahead of me are now on page 2 from page 1. So I'm guessing something happened. Anyone else noticed this?

      2. SimeyC profile image95
        SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well just worked out why I got a spike in traffic - May 23 is the date of the first Beatle's concert - I have a Beatle's hub that gets a huge spike of traffic every year on this day!

  5. ytsenoh profile image83
    ytsenohposted 5 years ago

    Oh great.  That's all I can say.

  6. Barbara Kay profile image90
    Barbara Kayposted 5 years ago

    I hope it is a positive change for once. Who knows?

  7. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 5 years ago

    I'm not sure if this was the panda penguin or whatever effect but my traffic is doing well now! oh yeah back to what it was 2 weeks ago. I've still to check out the forums to make sure that it's actually an update though.

    1. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +1 What exactly should we expect? It can have a positive effect?

      1. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        If it is an algorithm update it's highly unlikely that it would affect you (As it's just around 2 - 3% of search terms that are affected). If at all your hubs get decent traffic (A few of the many hubs that we have) then there's a chance that you would see a rapid decrease or increase in traffic. I'm seeing an increase in one of them and from getting 100 views a day it's now at 300+. Looking at the live stats on Analytics it's really cool seeing the phrases that I'm ranking well for.

        1. janshares profile image94
          jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks!

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago
    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yup thanks smile read it on Search Engine Land just now http://searchengineland.com/penguin-4-w … ive-160544

    2. Barbara Kay profile image90
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That makes it sound as if Panda has already been completed. I hope so, because it didn't affect me if it is.

  9. profile image0
    Sarra Garrettposted 5 years ago

    stop the insanity, we need stability in a good way

  10. CloudExplorer profile image76
    CloudExplorerposted 5 years ago

    Bring on them Penguins and Panda Bears, My hub traffic is low enough not to worry ever again. Hah! smile

  11. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    The Google Penguin Update is now complete, across all languages.  Webspam from sites in languages other than English were hit the hardest. The storm has passed.

    Of the more than 150 sites I monitor as an SEO consultant, not one has seen a change yet in PageRank.

    My guess is that Google wanted to finish the Penguin Update before it displays the quarterly PageRank update. Still waiting for that.

  12. Daughter Of Maat profile image95
    Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago

    From what Paul E said in this forum post http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/112724? … st2401957, this is might be a good update for those of us suffering traffic loss. My traffic is up today, and it's thursday, so I'm not complaining!

  13. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    Penguin targets webspam and spam links.  Devaluating websites and webpages whose practices violate Google's Webmaster Guidelines should give a boost to sites and pages with better judgment.

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm.  Does that mean that the HP FB page will be grossly devalued?  Maybe to the point that a link posted there will hurt, not help, SEO?  Personally I'd call that page nothing but webspam.

  14. Relationshipc profile image86
    Relationshipcposted 5 years ago

    I have never been hit by any changes in any updates, except in a positive way...but I can imagine how annoying it would be if I was. I would love to see exactly what their expectations are...

  15. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    Facebook links are NoFollow, so Google isn't recognizing them.  Facebook is just for traffic.

  16. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 5 years ago

    Panda runs continuously now, so you'll never notice a traumatic, Web-wide change like before.

 
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