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Category: Penguin
26 Sep 2016

[Updated] Everything We Know about Google Penguin 4.0

Google Penguin 4.0 was officially announced on Friday and I’ve waited a few days to collect various questions and observations. I’ll be updating this post as more questions and observations are coming. So what do we know by now? From the official announcement: Penguin 4.0 is real time (and part of algorithm): Google will determine if a web page should be affected by Penguin filter as it crawls the page…. [Read More…]

24 Nov 2015

(3 videos) Hacksaw Jim Duggan & Jim Boykin vs Panda & Penguin

Enjoy 3 Hilarious Videos with Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Jim Boykin taking on the Penguin and the Panda! This past weekend we had the honor of hosting WWE Hall of Famer, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, at our offices in Clifton Park. A few months ago Hacksaw had done a promotional video for one of our clients…and man was he awesome in that video! I could see additional future big potential for… [Read More…]

21 Jul 2015

Watch Indepth Google Penguin Talk at Jim & Ann Show

A Google representative Gary Illyes confirmed last week that Google Penguin would take a few months to be updated. That means it will be at least a year (or more) between the last year’s and this one. @mrjamiedodd No. Penguin refresh is months away — Gary "鯨理" Illyes (@methode) July 11, 2015 (Penguin 3.0 in 2014 also took more than a year btw) By refreshing Penguin once a year, Google… [Read More…]

14 Apr 2015

Great Links Won’t Un-Trip Penguin Penalty. Fix or Abandon.

Today I had a call with a new content marketing client of Ninjas. Over the past two months, Ninjas had written 8 pages of content for the client and there were 20+ super highly trusted sites/pages that were now linking to this new content (Other sites are linking to our clients new content because our content is so wonderful and helpful and we suggest that related sites/pages link to this… [Read More…]

26 Aug 2014

Google Penguin Penalty Removal Can be Guaranteed… But Recovery Can Not.

For most companies, there is nothing worse in the world that can happen to your website than having it hit with a Google penalty. To loose from 30 to 98% of your rankings, for months on end, can be devastating. People are searching in Google for “Google Penguin” or “Google Penalty” or “Penguin recovery services”, etc, and then they’re seeing several Google ads, and organic listings for services such as… [Read More…]

13 Feb 2014

Common Accidental Patterns That Can Trigger Panda Or Penguin

Google’s pattern matching algorithms such as Panda or Penguin are designed to filter out manipulative practices. However, sometimes it is possible to create these types of patterns completely on accident. These types of accidents can be costly and lead to over analysis because often times they appear innocent to the naked eye. Below are four common patterns that can easily be created on accident if you aren’t aware of them…. [Read More…]

12 Sep 2013

SEOs Should Focus On Patterns, Not Quality

Dear SEOs, please talk less about quality and more about patterns. We have all heard it before: “The future of SEO is high quality content.” or “Its time to start building high quality links.”. Here’s a little secret that I have mentioned in the past: Search engine algorithms don’t care about quality. Search engines are more interested in patterns that are typically associated with web sites that large audiences love… [Read More…]

18 Jul 2013

New Free Tool, the Google Backlink Checker Tool for Penguin & Disavow Analysis

We have a new Free Tool for everyone – the Google Backlink Checker for Penguin & Disavow Analysis I’m happy to announce today that we’re releasing the first of our free Backlink Analysis tools which are designed to help analyze a websites backlinks in order to find patterns that will help you know which links you might want to consider disavowing through Google’s Disavow Tool. We have 4 copies of… [Read More…]

05 Jun 2013

Did Penguin 2.0 Kill Review Search Experience?

Something sinister has happened within my Google search results… my review sites are disappearing and all I can find is one person’s opinion! Well, actually about 6-7 peoples’ opinions, based on what I am seeing. I discovered this when finalizing my recent decision to purchase an HTC One. I am the type of Web surfer that likes to see a List-form of reviews come back to me, as is commonly… [Read More…]

14 Mar 2013

The Secret to Rebounding from Panda or Penguin Like a BOSS!

One of the most gut wrenching things a SEO will ever have to do, is talk to a business owner that has been hit with an algorithm update. Typically if they are contacting a SEO they have seen dramatic drops in rankings, traffic, and revenue. I have spoken to site owners that have lost substantial amounts of money when an algorithm change takes effect. Some have even had to lay… [Read More…]

05 Nov 2012

Saving the Pandas and Penguins and Other Stuff Too!

It’s been a few weeks since our Save the Pandas and Penguins Party in Las Vegas at PubCon. But we’re happy to report that a total of $4,709 for the black and white animals SEO’s love to hate. The little friendly competition between them indicates that people are slightly more enamored with Penguins than Pandas with the little guys from the Galapagos pulling in $2,892 and support for the big… [Read More…]

10 Oct 2012

Can Removing Backlinks Help You to Penguin-Recover? (Weekly Q&A)

There’s an interesting thread over at SEOchat forums discussing the possible ways to recover from the ranking drop caused by Penguin update. One of the most interesting points being discussed: “Does backlink removal make sense?” Let’s first see what Penguin is actually is. Algorithm Update vs Penalty Your website rankings may drop because of either a penalty or an algorithm update. There’s no perfect way to distinguish between the two… [Read More…]

26 Apr 2012

Google Search Terms of Interest, Penguin Update, Is Google God?

Google’s Penguin Update, and some Jim ramblings about search terms of interest and asking if Google is God…. I was doing some reading last night when I came across the url, the site that was selling payday loan links within spun content that didn’t make sense that was mentioned by Matt in his post about the Google Algorithm Update, now named Penguin…or the Google webspam update…. I then ran that… [Read More…]