All About The New Google Penguin Update
The first time Google introduced Penguin was way back in April 2012, in efforts of better catching websites that are considered to spam its search results. This is in particular to those that buy links or get them via link networks that are mainly designed to boost rankings in Google. But after few years, there were several updates that were implemented to Penguin and now come another update, which is Penguin 4.0, announced on September 23. A number of SEO experts have agreed that this update is a major boon for SEO companies that perform legitimate SEO strategies.
And there are a number of reasons to why the new Penguin update makes many so excited like the following:
Number 1. Algorithm devalues links instead of punishing websites – with this new Penguin version, it is devaluing spam links instead of penalizing the entire website. When Penguin was first launched, it’s punitive in nature. What is meant by this is, if your page was affected, then you may expect that the entire site would be demoted in search without having clear instruction or explanation to how it can be recovered.
Because of the harshness of Penguin partnered with misinformation that surrounds the algorithm at the same time, it has created contentious relationships and negative environment between Google and various business owners. But with new Penguin 4.0 and its demotion versus devalue approach, it is a big upgrade and aim to improve relationship between website owners and Google.
Number 2. Penguin is baked to core algorithm of Google – providing real-time update has become possible for Google because of this. Having said that, Penguin’s data is refreshed in real time, which makes changes become visible and faster that usually take effect shortly after a site is re-index and re-crawl. With the update applied to Penguin, it puts Google in a better position of evaluating links faster. Meaning, no more waiting time for Penguin updates or refreshes just to recover.
Number 3. Penguin 4.0 brings SEO closer to real marketing – improvements made to Penguin update provided more immediate rewards for legitimate practices as spam is devalued a lot more efficiently. This shift has pushed the SEO industry away from manipulation and towards real strategies. Needless to say, many of the respected and successful SEOs are involved already in real marketing. On the other hand, some of the shady companies and individuals claim that they’re SEOs while what they truly do is just provide spammy services.
New Penguin update is without a doubt another challenge for the unscrupulous agencies as websites that are propped to be spam would be devalued, providing better gains for those who secure links legitimately.
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