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70% Said Google's Penguin 2.1 Update Hurt them

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Kamaldeep Singh SEO, Apr 17, 2014.

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Impact: Google Penguin 2.1

  1. Increase

    23.5%
  2. No Change

    17.6%
  3. Recovered

    5.9%
  4. Drop

    52.9%
  1. #1
    70% Said Google's Penguin 2.1 Update Hurt them, What's your Opinion??

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    Kamaldeep Singh SEO, Apr 17, 2014 IP
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  2. SEOArbiterJoanne

    SEOArbiterJoanne Greenhorn

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    #2
    What sample size are those percentages based on?
     
    SEOArbiterJoanne, Apr 17, 2014 IP
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  3. danasurvey

    danasurvey Active Member

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    I'd also like to know more about the study and the test group? What was the size of the test group, etc.
     
    danasurvey, Apr 17, 2014 IP
  4. Kamaldeep Singh SEO

    Kamaldeep Singh SEO Well-Known Member

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    Kamaldeep Singh SEO, Apr 17, 2014 IP
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    praetserge Well-Known Member

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    #5
    First of all you need to learn to reference the material you use as otherwise you post just makes no sense.
    Secondly, you can't draw conclusion from those stats... Big websites get considerably more traffic and diversified so if 9 small websites go down and 1 big website goes up then 90% of people are losing ranking which in fact is incorrect.
     
    praetserge, Apr 19, 2014 IP
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    qwikad.com Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Agreed with the poster above. Also, if a business was getting 1 mil. hits a day and now it's getting only 600,000 hits a day that business is not going to be as negatively effected as a business that was getting 5k hits a day and now it's getting only 3k hits a day. Lower traffic site owners are more likely to complain about the drop than some large businesses.
     
    qwikad.com, Apr 19, 2014 IP
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    karen9999 Active Member

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    Yes, I agree that most of the websites got hit by Google Penguin 2.1 update, some got recovered slowly, some are yet to be recovered. Its difficult to recover after Google penalty hit because it takes 8 months -1 year, depending upon the severity.
     
    karen9999, Apr 20, 2014 IP
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    r3renuka Greenhorn

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    #8
    All the sites I worked hard for were hit...and my blogs that i never worked for are ranking on page 1 of Google.
     
    r3renuka, Apr 21, 2014 IP
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    #9
    hehe, it actually boosted me even higher
     
    imrizk, Apr 22, 2014 IP
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    mitdrissia Active Member

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    Why are people only focussed on search engine traffic.There are many other ways to get targeted traffic, guys.
     
    mitdrissia, Apr 22, 2014 IP
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    smithrick Well-Known Member

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    My website ranking will be boost after Penguin Update..
     
    smithrick, Apr 23, 2014 IP
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    couponsgrid Greenhorn

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    #12
    worst sufferers are ecommerce websites. and it takes a lot time for them to recover. and now a days most of the website are products based so may be it is true.
     
    couponsgrid, Apr 23, 2014 IP
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    Dragon Knight Peon

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    That is the number one reason why we should not depend solely on SEO
     
    Dragon Knight, Apr 29, 2014 IP
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    danasurvey Active Member

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    #14

    This is one of the best posts I have seen on this forum! People need to realize there are other sources of traffic.
     
    danasurvey, May 2, 2014 IP
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    Penguin penalized websites with artificial websites - so most of those sites where the site owners had employed people to do off-page SEO were penalized. Since these are the only people you see in webmaster or SEO forums, you can see that a large percentage of them were affected.
     
    roger123, May 11, 2014 IP
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    Jim4767 Notable Member

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    Lost half my traffic with Penguin. Have not recovered, despite removing many links and disavowing others.
     
    Jim4767, May 11, 2014 IP
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    blackfriday123 Greenhorn

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    I was not affected by this update. Rankings remained stable
     
    blackfriday123, Aug 16, 2014 IP
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    quiz Active Member

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    Overall my ranks stayed quite the same for most of my websites (a few minor changes but not much).
     
    quiz, Aug 21, 2014 IP
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    People who want to get fast result and ranking those are included in 70% and 30% People are safe because they work always quality with patience..
     
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    rankwatch.com Active Member

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    Google Penguin 2.1 had some impact on the rankings of the web properties that we track. A couple of them tanked.
     
    rankwatch.com, Sep 8, 2014 IP
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