Apparently Google Penquin 2.0 is happening RIGHT NOW

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Hi guys,

Dont want to make a dick of myself but there`s some stuff coming though on the SEO sites i get RSS feeds from that Googles penquin 2.0 update is in effect right now... ??
#apparently #google #happening #penquin
  • Profile picture of the author linkbuildr
    Mozcast.com says its a 90 out....haven't seen it that high in a while.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by linkbuildr View Post

      Mozcast.com says its a 90 out....haven't seen it that high in a while.
      OMG, grab the potatoes & corn & head for the hills!
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        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        OMG, grab the potatoes & corn & head for the hills!
        ROFL.....
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    Yeah, it's looks like Matt Cutts has unleashed his Ewoks...
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  • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
    Dam wish it would of waited till the end of the month i was having a good adsense month too.. still no movement for my site yet
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    Let the SEO is dead Games begin!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author online only
    Wait few days. I always see sites bouncing up & down for several days after the "updates".
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  • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
    ohhh just checked a page on my main money site and one of my keywords has moved up a place from position 9 to 8 lol
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  • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
    See a lot of my local sites are gaining traffic over the last two days by more than 10% to 20% increase, but have some amazon sites (about 20 of them) that were ranking for mid level keywords and now are taking a hit,almost 70% of the traffic gone...

    These amazon sites have been ranked by scrapebox/Xrumer/Wiki/article blasts only, are two years old and had 10 original reviews of 750 words, and original review videos, but i still find it to soon to call it just yet

    Will see what happens tomorrow.. Have a good night and good luck everybody.
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    • Profile picture of the author TZ
      Originally Posted by YellowGreenMedia View Post

      See a lot of my local sites are gaining traffic over the last two days by more than 10% to 20% increase...
      All of our local city and Province based customers' sites have bumped up in ranking and traffic last two days as well.

      EMD sites seem to be doing well locally too.
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    • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
      Originally Posted by YellowGreenMedia View Post

      See a lot of my local sites are gaining traffic over the last two days by more than 10% to 20% increase, but have some amazon sites (about 20 of them) that were ranking for mid level keywords and now are taking a hit,almost 70% of the traffic gone...

      These amazon sites have been ranked by scrapebox/Xrumer/Wiki/article blasts only, are two years old and had 10 original reviews of 750 words, and original review videos, but i still find it to soon to call it just yet

      Will see what happens tomorrow.. Have a good night and good luck everybody.
      Local sites still going strong, see locally a lot of crappy directories still there, on the major keywords like plumber + city i see our local phonebook site has 2 to 4 listings on the first page.

      Amazon sites have taken a real hit, even for the long tail keywords it ranks third page at best... see what happens over the next view days.

      Still i am very happy if this is what it is, but we know Google, it always has a little surprise in store...
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Just checking all the sites that dropped a few 100 positions and it turns out that each of them already has 1000's of back links (obvious not natural back links).

        So it seems Google is doing a fine job here.

        To my great relief high PR blog posts are still working as they always do and poor written content also still ranks well as I just look at my Amazon sites where I went quite aggresively with the private network links and that site didn't move an inch. Not up, not down so that pleases me pretty much as I can now go on full power with Amazon sites.

        My own seoservicegroup website went from #145 to #71 for the keyword: seo service, reason I mention my own sites is cause I know the history of those better. That site received 7 links from 7 high relevant domains that I created recently. (plus more links from the past but those were mostly crappy), 1 site is no data of course but it might be that Google value's links from relevant sites even more then ever. Or it just cleaned up 145-71 = 73 overly SEO spammed websites
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        • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
          Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

          Just checking all the sites that dropped a few 100 positions and it turns out that each of them already has 1000's of back links (obvious not natural back links).

          So it seems Google is doing a fine job here.

          To my great relief high PR blog posts are still working as they always do and poor written content also still ranks well as I just look at my Amazon sites where I went quite aggresively with the private network links and that site didn't move an inch. Not up, not down so that pleases me pretty much as I can now go on full power with Amazon sites.

          My own seoservicegroup website went from #145 to #71 for the keyword: seo service, reason I mention my own sites is cause I know the history of those better. That site received 7 links from 7 high relevant domains that I created recently. (plus more links from the past but those were mostly crappy), 1 site is no data of course but it might be that Google value's links from relevant sites even more then ever. Or it just cleaned up 145-71 = 73 overly SEO spammed websites
          Proof for "contextual links never failed" if those are created without spamming others site....!!
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          • Profile picture of the author nik0
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            Originally Posted by Jimerson Farveez View Post

            Proof for "contextual links never failed" if those are created without spamming others site....!!
            Yeah well, the only thing I was a tiny bit scared of is that they've found a way to identify blog networks automatically, guess not.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
              Originally Posted by nik0 View Post

              Yeah well, the only thing I was a tiny bit scared of is that they've found a way to identify blog networks automatically, guess not.
              Yes that is true Nik0, But If we put more hard work and make the private networks / Web 2.0 blogs for real human and give good content to those readers, and start to promote those sites as real money sites, with some tricky I guess we will not be in trouble.

              Anyhow, this is time for us to analysis backlinks of first page guys or the sites rank which are improved and study & find out the truth... :p
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              • Profile picture of the author nik0
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                Originally Posted by Jimerson Farveez View Post

                Yes that is true Nik0, But If we put more hard work and make the private networks / Web 2.0 blogs for real human and give good content to those readers, and start to promote those sites as real money sites, with some tricky I guess we will not be in trouble.

                Anyhow, this is time for us to analysis backlinks of first page guys or the sites rank which are improved and study & find out the truth... :p
                Would definitely work, just requires more money, as in more expensive links. Not sure if the average forum visitor is prepared to pay for that.

                Another way is monetizing those sites but then you have to be careful again with what you monetize it to avoid footprints. Just using Adsense and Amazon would be a poor choice. Perhaps time to start diving into Commision Junction and ughhh Clickbank.
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      • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
        Originally Posted by YellowGreenMedia View Post

        Local sites still going strong, see locally a lot of crappy directories still there, on the major keywords like plumber + city i see our local phonebook site has 2 to 4 listings on the first page.

        Amazon sites have taken a real hit, even for the long tail keywords it ranks third page at best... see what happens over the next view days.

        Still i am very happy if this is what it is, but we know Google, it always has a little surprise in store...
        Amazon sites are tanked... i have one site that got back in the rankings, the rest is all down the shitter, lost 90% of all amazon traffic.

        Local sites with lot of web 2.0 links on them are still going strong, the rankings still stick and the 15/20 traffic increase seem to stick to... although i know it is still yo early to call it, i think i am going to have good fortune with my this Google update..

        Ohw yeah on strange thing happened, some of my EMD's (six of them to be precise) that i lost in the last Panda update have returned to their old rankings again. these sites were promoted with heavily spammed tiers... see how long they will keep their positions , I believe Google is still altering P2, i don't expect the emd's to stick.
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  • Profile picture of the author bwh1
    I guess you're right, traffic stopped for me since 2 days ago.

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    EVERYBODY PANIC
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  • Profile picture of the author deezn
    My Penguin 1.0 penalized sites have jumped. LOL. Crossing fingers it sticks but we'll see where it lands.
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  • Profile picture of the author iluvatoq
    well i have serious improvement today in the serps . If thats 2.0 . Bring it on
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  • Profile picture of the author deezn
    Everybody in here is having good results. Not a good sign.

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  • Profile picture of the author jxam69
    I've checked over 200 keywords across 6 domains, which includes ones less than 12 months old and some over 10 years old, and I'm not seeing any upswing like others are reporting.

    Actually, I'm not seeing any unusual SERP movement at all here - just the usual fluctuations.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Sorry to say but I don't think this is Penguin 2.0, It may be just some rearranging before they turn on the full clean house switch but not the full deal.
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  • Profile picture of the author nik0
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    If this is 2.0 then keep it coming.

    Looks kind of impossible to me though.
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    Don't think it's penguin yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author twistedpixel
    Nothing but positive (and historic) increases for all our clients most competitive keywords this week - I hope it's P2 as it will validate my seo "formula"
    (don't worry, I won't be one of the new Penguin 2.0 "solutions" you'll get bombarded with next month) lol
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    ^ I wouldn't celebrate just yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author twistedpixel
      I didn't buy any cheap backlinks....so I'll be good. I was already dominating in every niche, now they're better. [celebrates!]

      It's the vendors of garbage who should be worried.
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    Thank God, it's about time to get some of these crappy websites off the first page!
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    Everyone should just chill out, it's not Penguin.
    Mozcast dropped down to 81 ...
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    • Profile picture of the author twistedpixel
      Originally Posted by TolyZ View Post

      Everyone should just chill out, it's not Penguin.
      Mozcast dropped down to 81 ...
      You sure changed your tune fast...now you're reporting it's official. Good work!
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  • Profile picture of the author GyuMan82
    I wish this was Penguin 2.0 cuz my sites have been raping it over the last 2 days across the board with big jumps up.

    I'm hoping this isn't just a tease lol
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    The next thing that's gonna happen will be Cutts coming to WF, seeing that everyone got rankings improvements then going back to his spam engineers and telling them to do exactly the opposite of what they did.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by TolyZ View Post

      unfortunately Barry's reports have been spotty as of late. He constructs stories off of forum talk. He might be on this time but I would have liked to see him give some reason for saying this - like when he links to Cutts twitter or Google.

      edit .... my bad looks like he does have a google source
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
        Important note.

        "Matt said this is being rolled out "within the next few hours."

        This week in Google aired at 4:00 PM EST. So that would indicate that what we have been noticing all day

        WAS NOT

        Penguin 2.0/Penguin 4.0
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        • Profile picture of the author twistedpixel
          Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

          Important note.

          "Matt said this is being rolled out "within the next few hours."

          This week in Google aired at 4:00 PM EST. So that would indicate that what we have been noticing all day

          WAS NOT

          Penguin 2.0/Penguin 4.0
          I'm suprised you're denying there wasn't a major algo change or at least the start of something major. I haven't seen this kind of swing in months (P1P3)
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          • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
            Originally Posted by twistedpixel View Post

            I'm suprised you're denying there wasn't a major algo change or at least the start of something major. I haven't seen this kind of swing in months (P1P3)
            Not denying anything. Just saying if matt cutt says at 4 pm "in
            a few hours" then the stuff earlier to day was just the beginning. If anything I am trying to curtail my satisfaction because I have seen nothing bad with this update from my side.
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            • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
              Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

              Not denying anything. Just saying if matt cutt says at 4 pm "in
              a few hours" then the stuff earlier to day was just the beginning. If anything I am trying to curtail my satisfaction because I have seen nothing bad with this update from my side.
              My USA ranking are all the same Mike but my rankings in google UK have all dropped badly in the past 1.5 hours
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              • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
                Originally Posted by jimkirk1943 View Post

                My USA ranking are all the same Mike but my rankings in google UK have all dropped badly in the past 1.5 hours
                yeah guess its going to vary by data center until it fully live.
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    Seen a lot of movement in SERPs at the moment, so it's rolling out indeed.
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    • Profile picture of the author abozeb
      There is definitely big movements, as for my niche the same websites was dominating the first page for a long time. And now everything is just a big mess

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        Walk into it bro!







        That guy in the green jacket looks like Henry Winkler when he was a teenager, lmao.
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      • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
        Originally Posted by abozeb View Post

        There is definitely big movements, as for my niche the same websites was dominating the first page for a long time. And now everything is just a big mess

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  • Profile picture of the author deezn
    I had a site so penalized (think daily article drips ) it was completely de-listed for months for my main keyword, and around page 40 for my less competitive secondary.

    Since it was delisted I pointed the daily article drips at it for almost a year, with nothing but generic keywords. I figure what the hell. I'll drown it out, or drown, I have nothing to lose (the year was already paid for).

    Well last month my delisted keyword appeared again, page 40. My page 40 secondary went back up to page 20 or so. Not progress I know. Crap is crap.

    But two days ago my delisted keyword jumped page 40 to page 10.

    Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, should be proud of page 10. And I'm not. I'm hopeful. Perhaps the previous penalty was lifted? I don't know. But if it settles down and stays steady I might decide to refocus on it (I built another site, now over 100 pages, doing well in SERPS).

    Two beats one. Fingers crossed!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author jimkirk1943
    Yeah my keywords are moving around right now this afternoon i was still page 1 for a keyword i`ve had on page 1 for a year just checked again and i`m page 3
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  • Profile picture of the author deezn
    Well one of my sites I haven't touched in a year stumbled. It's a throwaway site, just testing different SEO companies. Nervous and excited at the same time. Let's see how it all shakes out.
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    inb4: zomg



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  • Profile picture of the author GodMode52
    ps. Checking out the tourism niche and looks like google finally removed the massive tripadvisor + bookings results spam.
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando1954
      Originally Posted by GodMode52 View Post

      ps. Checking out the tourism niche and looks like google finally removed the massive tripadvisor + bookings results spam.
      Yes this is great for me, they have cleared out trip advisor my site jumped 6 pages yesterday thought it was a glitch but its still sat same position today.

      There is still quite a few lowcostholidays site hogging listings hopefully they will reduce in coming days
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  • Profile picture of the author K1
    crap I was doing well, my keywords were in position 1 to 3, now they're in positions 7-8
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  • Profile picture of the author GyuMan82
    I can't wait for all the new WSOs and "SEO is dead" threads!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author azokaei
    I just checked some my keywords that I've been trying to increase rankings on, and most of them dropped severely
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    ^Also seen dropped across all sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Redfox
    Penguin 2.0 is now complete according to Cutts.

    Penguin 2.0 rolled out today
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  • Profile picture of the author jbearnolimits
    Can anyone tell me what this new update is about? I know penguin was about backlinks...is this still the same?
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  • Profile picture of the author bryguy
    I'm only seeing good stuff for my sites as well as those of my clients. All page one sites are holding steady or improving slightly.

    Let's see if they play with it now even though it is "done" according to Matt Cutts...
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    All I see is sh*t and bs sites ranking like flippa

    Good job Google, just what I expected
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  • Profile picture of the author azokaei
    Anyone know what link building methods we should be focusing on post penguin 2.0? Does anyone know what link building methods to avoid?
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    • Profile picture of the author Tuned
      Originally Posted by azokaei View Post

      Anyone know what link building methods we should be focusing on post penguin 2.0? Does anyone know what link building methods to avoid?
      See?? Penguin 2.0 or whatever has not even rolled out fully and people want solution?

      Opportunists, start preparing for "Penguin buster" WSOs . You guys gonna make banks
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  • Profile picture of the author Amoore9900
    I had sites and clients sites that did well (so far) glad I went away from certain software programs...We did well with web 2.0 links but not the senuke type automated ones and we boosted the PA of some of them to 50..the sites that had those links did well..
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      Originally Posted by Amoore9900 View Post

      I had sites and clients sites that did well (so far) glad I went away from certain software programs...We did well with web 2.0 links but not the senuke type automated ones and we boosted the PA of some of them to 50..the sites that had those links did well..
      You summarize the how to stand aside Google Penguin updates
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    Seems like local results are fine, but national keywords went downhill
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    But wait a minute...

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    ^Nothing interesting, it's exactly what user wants
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  • Profile picture of the author dagger2190
    Omg guys MY rankings improved I'm the penguin 2.0 master, give me all your monies please!
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  • Profile picture of the author azokaei
    So from what i've been reading just ensure that your links aren't coming from any spammy areas, avoid link farms, avoid tiered link building on web 2.0, avoid over optimization of anchor text keywords, now my question is should we avoid anchor text links in general? Should we be utilizing branded keywords instead?

    Also for guesting posting content, in the link back would it still be okay to use a relevant anchor text link in the author byline?
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    • Profile picture of the author Amoore9900
      Originally Posted by azokaei View Post

      So from what i've been reading just ensure that your links aren't coming from any spammy areas, avoid link farms, avoid tiered link building on web 2.0, avoid over optimization of anchor text keywords, now my question is should we avoid anchor text links in general? Should we be utilizing branded keywords instead?

      Also for guesting posting content, in the link back would it still be okay to use a relevant anchor text link in the author byline?
      yes try to avoid spammy areas what worked for me is focus on links from PR sites with low link counts...we build 3 layers of links on web 2.0's those properties now have up to 50 PA and did very well...my links were a mix of anchors...general anchors (click here)...raw url.....if anyone cares they can skype me amoore9900 I will tell you what my anchor %'s were...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jimerson Farveez
      Originally Posted by azokaei View Post

      So from what i've been reading just ensure that your links aren't coming from any spammy areas, avoid link farms, avoid tiered link building on web 2.0, avoid over optimization of anchor text keywords, now my question is should we avoid anchor text links in general? Should we be utilizing branded keywords instead?

      Also for guesting posting content, in the link back would it still be okay to use a relevant anchor text link in the author byline?
      I don't think, If you use web 2.0 in the way which should be used without spamming and if you make it useful, still ball is on your side.....

      Here I had noticed many people agreed with my comment....

      In my case, I had slightly dropped like from 1 to top5,top8 etc.. I know this is because, I did not vary my anchor text as much possible, but for the keywords which I vary anchor text, still of course, I am # 1
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    Yeah a lot of people are reporting crazy changes in serps, me included.

    Interesting thing is, it seems like spammy sites are ranking pretty high, well at least from what I see.
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  • Profile picture of the author squadron
    All very interesting and exciting. All those Fiverr links I bought with the anchor text hairy gay bear ballet classes have given Matt Cutts' blog a real boost.

    What I have noticed is the reappearance of videos in the top search results.
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    • Profile picture of the author bryguy
      ROFL....:p

      Originally Posted by squadron View Post

      All very interesting and exciting. All those Fiverr links I bought with the anchor text hairy gay bear ballet classes have given Matt Cutts' blog a real boost.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig B
    For all the talk they did you would've expected more. I see several sites using Sape links still ranking high.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amoore9900
      Originally Posted by Craig B View Post

      For all the talk they did you would've expected more. I see several sites using Sape links still ranking high.
      yep I know people who are using them and the sites did well..I keep waiting for Matt to blast them but if he doesn't soon I'm going to churn and burn some sites..
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    • Profile picture of the author Lilacor
      I agree. Same here. All my SAPE based projects have kept their current positions or have increased them. Everything is running as planned for now.
      Originally Posted by Craig B View Post

      For all the talk they did you would've expected more. I see several sites using Sape links still ranking high.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessmonsilva
    that's what happens with SEO.
    it always changes. Just when we think we got the google zoo in its cage it breaks loose and causes some interesting results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Make Money Ninja
    My first observations are this:

    - Links from seo tools have been devalued. I think they have targeted SEnuke and other similar tools.
    - Links from social bookmarks, wikis and article directories are devalued.
    - Good web 2.0 links retain their value.
    - Good relevant paid links retain their value.
    - I also think there is some form of content analysis that devalues links. Although i am not sure yet.

    By proxy this obviously increases the value of other metrics. Nothing is surprising with this update at all, and it just echoes the general direction Google is heading and the objectives they are trying to achieve.

    I will write a full report on this when the dust settles.

    FYI i have been monitoring my niche like a hawk. So i am seeing which sites rise and which sites fall. In the next 24-48 hours i will have a report and tell you exactly what has been effected.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oranges
    They build crap, penguin 1.0 slaps, They can't believe!
    They build good sites, penguin 2.0 rewards, they still can't believe!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFBGuy
    damn! one of my larger site suddenly vanished from page 1 to the bottom of page 2, not happy, but will jump back to page 1 in the next few days, so screw you Google :p. This is one huge earthquake that Google has caused... hahaha. 8.8 Earthquake!
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  • Profile picture of the author neha12
    Hello warriors,

    As it is now confirmed Google has rolled out penguin with 2.3% of English-US queries are affected.

    What does it mean "2.3% of English-US queries are affected" I am confused about this.

    Can anyone please clear properly? what does it mean?
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by neha12 View Post

      Hello warriors,

      As it is now confirmed Google has rolled out penguin with 2.3% of English-US queries are affected.

      What does it mean "2.3% of English-US queries are affected" I am confused about this.

      Can anyone please clear properly? what does it mean?
      It means 97.70% of regular searchers won't notice any differance in the search results.

      [Matt C. Blog]
      About 2.3% of English-US queries are affected to the degree that a regular user might notice.
      In other words, unless your an SEO watching the SERPs, you'll never now/care anything changed in the SERPs.

      None of my main ranked pages budged in the SERPs, so it's all good for me (no changes).
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      • Profile picture of the author neha12
        Originally Posted by yukon View Post

        It means 97.70% of regular searchers won't notice any differance in the search results.

        [Matt C. Blog]


        In other words, unless your an SEO watching the SERPs, you'll never now/care anything changed in the SERPs.

        None of my main ranked pages budged in the SERPs, so it's all good for me (no changes).
        Thanks a lot Yukon! Now I got it.
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    Google didn't touch anything in the SERPs that I care about.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    Penguin...

    - various anchor texts
    - various backlink types

    Whatever algorithm.... the SEO never dead. You only follow Google's rules to win the SEO games.
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  • Profile picture of the author TZ
    Seeing changes again in Google traffic today - uptick of 10% at least - my guess is that post Penguin 2.0 Google is clearing away more spam sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author 4jhes
    I have been having a good day reading through all the post in here.

    I will also share some...

    I also have sites that were affected of that google update some important keywords dropped. But not that bad EMD sites still are at good positions.
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