Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Google Panda, Penguin and Your Blog

Believe it or not, it is possible to recover when your blog takes a hit from one of those search engine refinements or updates or whatever label you throw on it... first, take a peek at

 A Case Study by Ben Kemp ::: Ben advises that if your blog or website was badly affected by Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, it is possible to recover fully from the impact. In fact, he claims it’s usually a straightforward process of improving the website’s content, structure and functionality. Results of such improvements are invariably positive, rapid and enduring.

Not clear on what exactly Penguin and Panda are? Panda despises websites/blogs that rely on guest-blogging, content farming, have thin content and high bounce rates. On the other hand, Penguin lowers the search engine rankings of websites that violate Google’s Webmaster Guidelines through the use of so-called "black-hat" SEO techniques, like keyword stuffing, cloaking, over optimized anchor text, participating in link schemes, junk like "my top 10 commenters" as well as any deliberate creation of duplicate content.

One thing that has always puzzled me: when my blog PR ranking is high, traffic (the number of visitors) is low. When my blog PR takes a hit after a Google update, my traffic skyrockets. If anyone can help me figure out what's going on there, I would appreciate it! Now let's delve into some related articles!

Panda, Penguin and People ::: Google is a complicated “piece” of software that is being updated constantly, with each update theoretically bringing new fixes and improvements. Pratik Dholakiya, in Search Engine Journal, offers link-builders 10 Post-Panda/Penguin Era Link Acquisition Strategies. Here they are.

Abridged History of Google's Panda & Penguin ::: Every year, Google quietly releases hundreds of refinements to their search engine algorithms. Most of these updates are small, incremental...

SEO Resurrection Review ~ Panda and Penguin Recovery ::: If you’re a blog owner or webmaster, you might have experienced a decrease in your rankings and traffic over the past quarter or so. This may have been caused by Google updating the way it manages the search results. Google has many tricks up the ol' digital sleeve:

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