If you feel your HP site has been unfairly targeted you can submit this form to Google on the newest Penguin update:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/vie … aTBQbkE6MQ
For an interesting article on Penguin read here:
http://helpmyseo.com/seo-tips/741-googl … sites.html
The signs of a Penguin hit:
A sudden drop in traffic by as much as 70%
A sudden drop in ranking by as many as 20 places
A note from Google in Webmaster Tools concerning the quality of your website
Hope this helps some of the hubbers here.
I think you missed the most important sign. Penguin hit on April 24th. If your drop in traffic was before then, it was the new Panda rollout and not Penguin. That form you linked to was for Penguin only.
And understand that the form is not for reconsideration. It's only for feedback. So filling it out won't help you at all. Penguin was an algorithmic change, and Google has stated they will not be making any manual changes to it.
It looks like there has been an unreported update that came out on the 27th. I've seen some Hubbers feeling this and I've been looking into info on it....We reached out to see what folks have to say about it and if it is Penguin related.
There's a blank form to be filled. "URL of a page affected by the update". Should I write my main page in HubPages, like: http://prasetio30.hubpages.com ? anyone has suggest me? my traffic drop up to 70%. If I fill the form and reported to google, do they help me to bring back my traffic?
Thanks, Paul. I'll be waiting a good news for us. I've been here for about three years in HubPages. It's like a comfort home for me to share my idea in writing. Thank you very much.
Yes thanks Paul and culinary, my traffic decline was a direct result of Penguin but you are right to bring that up.
by Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago
After sitting on this for a few days it's looking to me that some HP writers just took another major hit with this newest "Penguin" update from Google.My page views after subdomains were about 5,000 a day. Then they sank to 2,500. Now today they are at a dismal 500 views - the slide...
by Dorsi Diaz 6 years ago
Just great. Another Google update around the corner. Picked this up today. Don't know if this has been posted yet but certainly worth knowing about. Yuck. I lost 75% of my traffic last time."Take this as your official warning: the next Google ranking update is going to be big!The warning comes...
by Deidre Shelden 6 years ago
Any ideas why my traffic dropped 20% since the April Penguin update?I have not been able to deduce the reason for this drop, especially since that Google update was aimed at 'black hat' SEO practices. Looking for suggestions from those more knowledgeable than I. Thanks!
by Writer Fox 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.
by Ben Guinter 6 years ago
I'm curious to hear if there are any hubbers, who saw a big drop in traffic after the most recent Google Panda and Penguin updates, have fixed their issues and are getting good traffic again yet?I think it would be good for us all to know what changes brought about your renewal of traffic, since...
by Lizam1 5 years ago
Where have all my readers gone?My daily reading average has dropped by 50% over the past week. I am wondering if there is an adjustment or recent occurence (apart from Pinterest which is now fixed) that has happened.
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