How To Recover From Google Penguin Update !!!!

Google’s fight against cyber spam has led to the creation of yet another animal-named algorithm, officially known to the world as the Google Penguin. Dedicated to reduce cyber traffic and give low ranks to link-schemed websites, the update has been a success in raising the bar for the standard of SEO in websites; though there would be many who would beg to differ.

Who is affected?

Well, there are way more people than you can imagine, who have suffered- because of low quality back links and black hat techniques aimed at finding a way past Google’s algorithms for unfair advantages. The most recent update, on 5th October, 2012 is reported to have affected about 0.3% of English queries.

What all should I look out for?

In case you have a website, or public content posted on the internet, look out for things such as link relevance, low quality back-links, automated queries being sent to Google, content duplication, hidden links or texts, and ANY other kind of black-hat techniques which are the algorithm’s target. If you’re noticing a sudden drop in the traffic on your site, you might just need to make some adjustments.

How do I make my website look more natural?

You may have received a warning for the unnatural happenings of your site. While there’s a lot to be taken into account while refining your work, but here’s a gist of the things you should do, to recover from the “Penguin Effect”:

  • Optimize the content sent to search engines, and help make your pages relevant to the keywords you submit.
  • Look out for malicious content being promoted on your site.
  • Avoid ANY kind of black-hat technique such as keyword stuffing and cloaking.
  • Avoid automatic-query sending products.
  • Work on loading time with the help of Page Speed or YSlow.
  • Keep check of broken links, and maintain the quality of content.
  • Under no conditions should one go for plagiarism or duplicated work!
  • Divert your links and keep different anchor texts.
  • Though guest posting is nice, it’s important for bloggers to know that Google takes these as back-links, and are a negative point to your site.
  • Integrate your site with as many social sites possible, especially Google Plus!

Tips and Tricks which are Suggested by SEO Experts

  1. Make Unique and Genuine content – User experience is important
  2. Some SEO’s say that its better to take a new domain and shift the content to it. (this is working for some : not sure yet)
  3. NEVER USE blogroll links in your website/blog
  4. Always remember that the anchor text for
  5. Go social – promote your site via facebook, twitter, digg, and google plus – some say it helped a lot :)
  6. Check your site internal linking and the anchor text associated with that.
  7. Get more QUALITY back links.
  8. Identify the poor links and try to remove them by requesting the site owners and then go for the Google reconsideration request.

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