May 2, 2012
This week I asked my social media followers:
++Do you love or hate (or something in the middle) Google's Penguin Update?++
Here's how they responded:
Tony_DWM: Re: Penguin, love it but could be in the middle – time will tell. ;)
Bill Hartzer: Love it, got a few new clients as a result.
Kevin Gallagher: Somewhere in the middle because love and hate are too strong a words and I don't worry about it too much.
Michael J. Kovis: Still unsure about Penguin... I am hoping to get my own hands on some data from someone claiming their rankings were harmed before judging. Even a case study would fulfill my needs. I am also still seeing a lot of shifting and movement in the SERPs. Might be better to analyze in a few more weeks just in case the algo is sorting things out still.
Duane Coleman: Many of the changes make sense and should have been more effectively implemented in the past. Accurate enforcement is the key.
Nick Usborne: I like it, because it is hammering some truly awful sites that were being listed above me in the search results for some of my best keywords. ; )
Marcus Miller: I am not seeing massive changes in any of the sectors we are currently working in. A reshuffling of the deck, but most content driven sites seem fairly steady. As this is the much talked about over optimisation penalty, it could possibly have gone a lot harder on discounting dodgy links.
Jill's Comment: I, of course, love it! Anything that makes people have to stop taking shortcuts with their website marketing is a GOOD thing!
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