Everything About Google Penguin
Google Penguin is the given codename for update in Google’s algorithm that was first announced on April 24, 2012. This update is focused to decrease search engine rankings of the websites that have violated Webmaster Guidelines set by Google by making use of now declared black hat SEO techniques, which involved in increasing the website’s ranking artificially by manipulating the links pointing to the page. The way these tactics are described is called as link schemes.
As what estimated by Google, the Penguin will likely affect 3.1 percent of search queries in English, around 3 percent of queries in languages similar to Chinese, Arabic and German and a bigger percentage of it is highly spammed languages. On the 25th of May 2012, Google has yet again revealed another Penguin update called Penguin 1.1. With regards to this update, it’s about to affect around less than 1/10 of a percent of the English searches.
The guiding principle for this update was intended to penalize websites that are making use of manipulative techniques in an effort to attain higher rankings on search results. Pre-Penguin websites are usually using negative link building techniques to get traffic as well as higher ranking. It’s meant that content was key and those that have excellent content will be recognized while those with spammy or little content would be penalized and receive no benefits or ranking as soon as the Penguin was introduced.
Allegedly, there are a handful of websites that have lost their search rankings on Google for using the specific keywords throughout the Penguin as well as Panda rollouts. Google has specifically mentioned that doorway pages which are created to only attract search engine traffic contradicts webmaster guidelines.
In January of the same year, the Top Heavy Update or also known as Page Layout Algorithm Update was released, which is targeting websites with either too little content or too many advertisements above the fold.
October 5, 2012, Penguin 3 was released and has affected .3 percent of queries. The Penguin 4 or also known as Penguin 2.0 was introduced on May 22, 2013 and has affected 2.3 percent of queries while Penguin 5 or Penguin 2.1 was presented on October 4, 2013 and affects approximately 1 percent of queries. Rumors has it that Google might have released Penguin 3.0 on 18th of October 2014 which was confirmed by Google’s Pierre Farr that the new update comes without signals added.
As of September 23, 2016, Google announced that Penguin is part of core algorithm. With this, the update will be real-time or in other words, websites are evaluated in real time and will decrease or increase in rankings in real time as well.
Don’t dare to use black-hat techniques just for your site to gain rankings or else, serious consequences will follow up.
Suggested Article: http://businessplusbaby.com/