Has anyone recovered from Penguin? How long does it take?

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Hello,
I have read and read about the penguin update, tried to contribute myself with ideas but a question still remains, maybe two:

1. Has someone recovered?
2. If lets say you fix you issues, will the site recover quite fast? or do you think there's a timeline like in the panda's case?

Take care
#long #penguin #recovered
  • Profile picture of the author athenistic
    My understanding is that since this is an algo change and not a penalty, if the required fixes are made it should be recognized and placed accordingly the next time googlebot caches your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimgk
    will google webmaster tools explain in any detail what changes are needed to a site?
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    • Profile picture of the author dracoboar
      Originally Posted by jimgk View Post

      will google webmaster tools explain in any detail what changes are needed to a site?

      only if you get an "unnatural link email" however you can go through the "lonnks to your site" section and find some interesting data
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Roy
    Maybe more important than recovering from Penguin is learning from it.

    It seems that most sites that was negatively hit by Penguin had a "money keyword" as its anchor text for over 60% of its incoming links. If you have less than 50%, you may not have been affected.

    In addition, it seems that in the future you want to get more links coming from domains and websites in your same niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimgk
      roy - that is me - well over 60% - how to recover is the question ???

      does bad links push a site down serps - or do good links pull a site up serps - or is it a combination - thus reward and penalty ??
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      • Profile picture of the author cooler1
        Originally Posted by jimgk View Post

        roy - that is me - well over 60% - how to recover is the question ???

        does bad links push a site down serps - or do good links pull a site up serps - or is it a combination - thus reward and penalty ??
        There would be no logic at all to bad links pushing a site down the SERPs because you can't control who links to your site, but this is Google so anything is possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author iliana
    Unfortunately, recovery needs time, it cannot be done overnight...
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  • Profile picture of the author Bond Girl
    I have seen a couple of my sites come back so that is at least some good news, still waiting on the other sites...
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  • Profile picture of the author ian a birch
    Yeh
    I took hell of a bashing with both my big sites going from page 1 on google down to page 47 and page 51.
    I stripped one site back on friday and redone the content,removed alot of the keywords,cut the page in half and did a few high ranking blog submissions from a list on here and asked people on here a few questions
    As from yesterday(sunday) i have moved up to page 3 for my main keyword and most of my subdomains are on page 1 and 2 for my other keywords,i have just finnished my second site that was hit so fingers crossed.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Just couple of days passed since the last Google penguin update. I don't think anyone has find a good way to recover from this in such a short time. Just an observation.
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    • Profile picture of the author markv
      All my sites disappeared after the penguin update but came back 3 days ago and are now roughly where they were before the update.
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  • Profile picture of the author momo3
    Seriously Mark? Did you change them at all?
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
      Banned
      My site went from 200 uniques to 1, but its coming back, yesterday I had 2 visitors. Before everyone starts asking what I did. Well I did nothing, really.
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
    Recovering from every updates vary from site to site. My website in my sig lost its ranking few days after the update.

    I have no choice but to conduct a reverse SEO to know what's good and bad. Fortunately, it started to gain what's lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author FraserC
    We've been seeing a lot of fluctuations in Google over the last couple of weeks as they work out the bugs of the Penguin update - some good sites were caught in the blast.

    But as athenistic said, this is an algorithmic penalty, which means that your site was penalized because it tripped an algorithm, with too many artificial links. What you need to do is "unlinkbuild" to the point that you cross that line, and pop back out into non-penalty territory again.
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    • Profile picture of the author dollar_bill
      If anyone's site does recover from the penguin update, it's just a matter of time until the porcupine update rolls out. That one is really going to hurt.....he he.
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  • Profile picture of the author OmarNegron
    Simple solution - Stick and move stick and move. Build more quality links and keep on going.

    If you sit back and wait for the Google gods to let your site comeback there is a high chance that nothing will happen or your site will keep falling even further down the serps.

    - Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Trabalhodigital
    Same here sitecontact
    My site was slightly recovering, when suddenly, the last Pemguin, which came some weeks ago vanished it again. It took it still more down. My case is almost impossible.
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