Recover Penguin Update??

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Hello Warriors,
How much time does it take to overcome penguin/panda update?
Thanks
Venus
#penguin #recover #update
  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I think I got my site re indexed in about 3 weeks :-)

    Danny
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  • Profile picture of the author kayfrank
    Last year for the panda update one of my sites got hit - it took 3 months to recover. My theory is that if your site is less than 6 months old it takes longer to recover even if there is nothing wrong with your site! Seems to take quite a long time for any major algorithm to settle down.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    They have only done 1 Penguin refresh so far since the initial release on April 24th. Panda they do about every 6 weeks. Penguin will most likely be similar. You are probably not going to see a site recover between refreshes, and if it does, it wasn't Penguin that caused the rankings drop.
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  • Profile picture of the author gPlayer
    How much time does it take to overcome penguin/panda update?
    I got mine in one month. I think it was victim of panda.
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  • Profile picture of the author logodesigni
    I didn't got back my site rank after being hitted by penguin update. I think it will take some more time to get back the ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author getano
    I think this is a question that only someone who has succeeded to recover from a Penguin update (NOT Panda) could answer. I have a real case of Pneguin 100% recovery for a non-branded website.
    The trick is in the backlink profile. You have to make it look natural for Google.
    Our strategy was to employ backlinks for inner pages and for the home page after the website started to recover, using these anchor texts:
    - main keywords for the URLs
    - semantic keywords (LSI)
    - brand keywords
    - brand keywords + main keywords
    - URL
    - natural anchor texts: "read full article", "vist website", "source" etc.

    It took us more than one month to fully recover from the penalty. We added links only for inner pages and we started adding backlinks for the homepage (slowly) after the first month (when the website started to recover).
    You need to be smart and to have some patience!
    If you are smart enough, you can do it in about one month.
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    • Profile picture of the author jfambrini
      Originally Posted by getano View Post

      I think this is a question that only someone who has succeeded to recover from a Penguin update (NOT Panda) could answer. I have a real case of Pneguin 100% recovery for a non-branded website.
      The trick is in the backlink profile. You have to make it look natural for Google.
      Our strategy was to employ backlinks for inner pages and for the home page after the website started to recover, using these anchor texts:
      - main keywords for the URLs
      - semantic keywords (LSI)
      - brand keywords
      - brand keywords + main keywords
      - URL
      - natural anchor texts: "read full article", "vist website", "source" etc.

      It took us more than one month to fully recover from the penalty. We added links only for inner pages and we started adding backlinks for the homepage (slowly) after the first month (when the website started to recover).
      You need to be smart and to have some patience!
      If you are smart enough, you can do it in about one month.
      Thanks for sharing step by step. My Thailand Car Pickup & SUV Dealer Toyota Vigo Hilux Exporter was hit by both Panda and Penguin and it is slowly recovering to 30% of its original traffic as the old links get diluted with new links. I will try some of your suggestions and see if its fortunes improve even more. Thanks again.
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    As usual normal tips we should be follow if site penalize by penguin update...
    1. Don't try to make more anchor text with same keywords, try some branding keywords for your business too
    2. Use fresh and unique content
    3. Try to get backlinks from authority websites
    4. Remove all unrelated links on your website.
    5. Only obtain backlinks by guest posting on relevant sites or by providing great content.
    6. Try and get links to your site with different anchor texts.
    7. Try and get links to your site with different anchor texts.
    8. Try and include only contextual links.
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  • Profile picture of the author fiverrfreak
    It varies but i can't really say why. Its probably going to take time maybe weeks or months. All you need to do is focus on your site and optimize it properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author shipwrecked
    Originally Posted by Venus Brown View Post

    Hello Warriors,
    How much time does it take to overcome penguin/panda update?
    Thanks
    Venus
    Depends on the site's size, popularity number of "bad links" pointing in and out and the number of "good" new links etc.

    I guess you should consider months rather than weeks... the next Penguin update might not catch your changes...

    Make sure you remove bad links with Webmaster Tools (Google) and set the links that you have to set to "nofollow", you should also update your sitemap, acquire some new ethical links...

    The period of the penalty varies... in bad cases I noticed that it can take a year or more (but then again you must know whether it was Panda or Penguin that hit you).

    There are automatic (software) and there are manual penalties. For the latter you can file a reconsideration request to Google and perhaps they'll have a heart big enough to remove the penalty.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author liswilliams
      My site hasn't been quite the same since Panda
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  • Profile picture of the author hadtic
    there is no timeframe you can give, it all depends on how quickly you can make the changes needed for Panda and Penguin and if the site has been penalized. If it has been Penalized dont expect to rank a decent site for 3 months
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    I've never recovered from Panda. If you want to do it, I suggest you scrap your content and start again. I'm about to try this with one site. I believe I was penalised because my site was 10 years old and there's so much duplicate/scraped content out there now that Google have no idea where the original source is.
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