Google Penguin killing off sites

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The new Google Penguin update went live on 24th April.

This change was designed to punish pages that are "spamming Google".

This includes pages that have little content, built in quantity merely to pass an anchor link, pages with keyword stuffing and cloaking that have always been bad and of course, hidden text, thin sites...the list goes on.

Luckily I knew about this a while ago and posted here and changed the way I do things so it helped my sites.

We are starting to hear the stories in the forum so read up on what you can do

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  • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
    Do you realize you linked to the discussion about the panda update, from march 2011?

    AND you just said the same thing Daniel Tan did in his email, LOL, word for word.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElijahBrewer
    Whatever they are killing, do the opposite, you listed about 4 different things. anyone can turn that stuff around....just do real work. Or outsource it. Love It! Great Post!
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    • Profile picture of the author MonteMichaels
      Originally Posted by ElijahBrewer View Post

      Whatever they are killing, do the opposite, you listed about 4 different things. anyone can turn that stuff around....just do real work. Or outsource it. Love It! Great Post!
      Who wants to do real work? A lot of the offliners I see here want to make as much money as possible while only working four or less hours a week.

      Not only that, they should only have to send out a couple of emails and they will have businesses tripping over them to hand them money for the little bit of time that they should have to put into it.

      Offline can be a real business for us here, which is why it just amazes me that there are so many people that think that they can just quit their job and be a millionaire in the next couple of weeks without having to put real work into their own business.

      Sorry folks, but anything that is worthwhile doing is worth doing right in the first place.
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      • Profile picture of the author zenmack
        Originally Posted by MonteMichaels View Post

        Who wants to do real work? A lot of the offliners I see here want to make as much money as possible while only working four or less hours a week.


        Sorry folks, but anything that is worthwhile doing is worth doing right in the first place.
        Amen brutha! I want to work and am not afraid to pull up my sleeves to do it.

        A lot of people on the forum are the pie in the sky types looking for magic acts to make them rich.

        My father was like that. I read Carbo's or Karbo's book on direct mail marketing back in the 70's that my pop's purchased but never put into action.

        I did with my first direct mail product at 19 years of age.

        I did the work.

        I have a very successful site in the Dating niche. Successful to me as I am not taking the top % of the market but I do have a very very loyal following of men who listen and learn from me.

        Some are even on this site as I've referred them here.

        I built this business by being the first to do a podcast show and I have over 1,300 videos on my youtube channel where I just answer questions these young fella's have on how to meet a girl.

        ThePlayerSupremeshow - YouTube

        I put in the work and instant millionaire seekers get on my last nerve!

        I used to buy a lot of wso's but I purchased ones that could teach me how to do things. Things that I needed for my business.

        I run from those make ten million in one month outsourcing everything crapoloa fests that I see all over the wso section.

        I want to work. I stay up till 2am 3am often learning things and trying things out. I love it.

        I'm not looking for a short cut either. It doesn't exist as I tell my guys. There are no magic acts or magic tap dance routines that you can do to attract a woman into your life. You have to be willing to do the f****ing work.

        Drifters in life look for magic routines...where as winners look for things to do that will work and are not afraid of putting in the time to get there as that is part of the fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    All work...no play...makes James a dull boy.
    I am not scared of Google. We just have to make adjustments in life sometimes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aussieguy
      ...and so, yet again nothing has changed. A site treated as a 'real' business suffers no problems. The get rich quick, latest loophole guys lose out. Good thing I say, bring more of it on.

      I was looking for a particular (non-IM) software the other day, and was googling the usual...reviews etc. It's pretty easy (for people like us on WF) to tell which are the: "here's another review site that only exists for the affiliate links" and which are the: "there's valuable info here that's gonna help me decide" sites.
      Google simply don't want those former sites turning up anywhere near the top of a search.

      And, nor do I.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikkosant
    Strong sites have dropped in local niches....the playing field is going to be open if you can figure it out for yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author kvnkane
    generally google gets rid of the junk that people running a real business wouldnt do. i can honestly say googles updates havent affected any of my sites to date.
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  • Profile picture of the author SIVENSO
    True, web spam is rightfully a serious concern for Google, but at the end of the day - Google made up the rules during the past 10 years! They've created a game in which you have to follow a list of rules in order to win. Constantly changing these rules gives a major advantage to huge corporations with huge budgets, because they're the ones with the resources to adapt!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohan Harianto
    for me, this is very bad
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  • Profile picture of the author InTh3Moment
    I can appreciate what you guys are saying but I honestly never understood a "want to work" mentality. I think my take is to do as little as possible to achieve a result; efficiency. And if reality dictates that 1% of potential clients will buy from me and I then have to contact 2,000 clients in order to create an outcome, then that I guess sure you could call that work but I see it as merely doing the bare minimum that is required according to the conditions set forth. I would always want to do as little work as possible and work smarter not harder. I'm new here and I realize I don't have much experience yet but I guess we will see how my general approach works out. Different strokes for different folks, but I want to do as little work as possible and don't expect to be a millionaire this year, although I'm open to it.

    @zenmack, I too have been up in the wee hours learning all that I can everywhere, especially here at WF and I too love it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hugh
    Never fear the "huge corporations with huge budgets." Takes them
    6 month to change their underwear.

    "They're the ones with the resources to adapt." I can change my
    companies direction in less than an hour. Corporations must have
    a board meeting just to appoint a committee to study the matter.

    I like to compare the situation to a battleship and a PT boat.
    The battleship has a turning radius of a mile or so at full throttle.
    The PT boat can turn on a dime.

    Never, but NEVER fear the "huge corporations with huge budgets."

    Hugh
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    Google P, really F me up
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  • Profile picture of the author plugins
    Banned
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    • Profile picture of the author zimbizee
      Penguin has got to good in the long run, get rid of all the affiliate sites that just clog up the search results. Most of these sites(review) will tell the punter what they want to hear in order to persuade them to purchase via their affiliate link.

      I'm just as guilty as i have had Amazon review sites in the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    I have no idea Google Penguin good or bad for me . Unlucky is my PR drop but lucky is my SERP all increase much .
    So which situation i'am ?
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  • Profile picture of the author I_AM
    I'm a ZenMack fan!

    I've put in 19 hour days doing Internet marketing, but my greatest successes have been from automated marketing. I would rather make automated "easy" money rather than grind it out all day, and pray money.

    By easy, I mean set and maintain.

    In offline, my desires are to create residual income and a real business. Unfortunately, the more I delve in providing Internet services, the more I realize that I hate running an SEO/PPC/Places kind of business.

    I would rather run my own service based business B2C than talk to dimwitted business owners all day.

    My main reason for getting into the Internet was to avoid people and their personalities ---- somehow I've made a circle back into the land I hate the most!

    There is easy money to be made Internet marketing, but it still takes a little bit of setup and maintenance.
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