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Google penalizations algorithms: From Google Panda, to Penguin, news, tools and resources
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Check Google Penalties and Impact On Your Site with the Google Penalty Checker

Check Google Penalties and Impact On Your Site with the Google Penalty Checker | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it
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The Google Penalty Checker is a free web-based tool which allows you to instantly verify whether your web site has been penalized by one of the Google Panda or Google Penguin algorithm updates in the last two years.


The key characterizing feature of this service is that it provides a statistically significant result that highlights exactly which update impacted your website and if it was a positive or negative impact.


Invaluable.


Free to use.


If you want to monitor more than two websites, there's a PRO version. Pricing it's here: http://fruition.net/gpc-pricing/


Try it out now: http://fruition.net/sem/user/login


Use guide: http://fruition.net/google-penalty-checker-tool/usage-guide-google-penalty-checker-tool-basic-plan/


FAQ (very useful): http://fruition.net/seo/google-penalty-faq/ 




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Adam Atodl's curator insight, August 5, 2013 7:37 PM

This is a really useful visualization of the impact of Google's updates on your websites. It allows you to see at a glance which updates had most impact and why.

The basic (free) plan allows for the checking of two websites - if you want more than that you have to upgrade to the Pro version. 

Warning - the analysis of my main site had more red on it than the one shown above - and too many big red blobs really depresses me :-(


Register for a free account here: http://fruition.net/sem/user/register

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Google Penguin, Unnatural Links Penalty, and Google Panda: Key Differences and Recovery Tactics

Google Penguin, Unnatural Links Penalty, and Google Panda: Key Differences and Recovery Tactics | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it
Are you confused about the difference between Penguin and an Unnatural Links penalty? Not sure whether you should be disavowing your links? Wondering whether you should file for reconsideration? Well...you're not alone!
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Excellent review of Google Panda, Penguin and "unnatural links" manual penalties from Google from Marie Haynes, including symptoms, consequences and best approaches to recover from each one.


The article also cover the use of the Disavow Links tool, when and whether to file an official Google Reconsideration Request and what is the best course of action for most troublesome penalty-related situations your site may have fallen into.


Highly informative. Up-to-date. 8/10


Full article: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/the-difference-between-penguin-and-an-unnatural-links-penalty-and-some-info-on-panda-too


(Image credit: red card by Shutterstock)


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Google Penguin Worst Than Google Panda for SEOs?

Google Penguin Worst Than Google Panda for SEOs? | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it

Barry Schwartz reports on SearchEngineRoundtable: "About a month ago, we polled our readers asking how they were impacted by the Google Penguin update.


We have well over a 1,000 responses and I wanted to share them with you. Keep in mind, those who were negatively impacted are probably more likely to take the poll.


That being said, 65% said they were negatively impacted by Penguin, while only 13% said they were positively impacted.


This is way more than the Panda update where only 40% said they were negatively impacted by the Panda update."


Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/penguin-poll-15207.html 

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Google New Penalization: The Penguin Update - Google's New Webspam Algorithm Gets Official Name

Google New Penalization: The Penguin Update - Google's New Webspam Algorithm Gets Official Name | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Last Tuesday Google has released a new ranking-factor algorithm update focusing on eradicating more webspam from the SERPs. 

More info here:  http://searchengineland.com/the-penguin-update-googles-webspam-algorithm-gets-official-name-119623 


and here: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-penguin-impact-poll-15081.html 


Reconsideration request form: http://www.webpronews.com/google-penguin-update-reconsideration-request-tips-from-google-2012-04 

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It's Not How Many Ads You Have, But How Large They Are, Above The Fold: Matt Cutts

From the article:


"In a Google+ hangout video chat session, Matt Cutts clarified how Google’s above the fold penalization will work as many people was wondering if the number of ads will cause an issue, but that’s not the case.


The new algorithm inspects pages to see how much space is used to display advertisements above the fold, so it’s all about the size of ads, not actually the number of ads that are showing on the page.


A very interesting thing is Google will penalize the entire site if there is too much space used to display ads, especially above the fold.


Matt Cutts actually took two yellow stickies and put them on the top of a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and indicated that even if this space was just one big ad it is too much and could be impacted by Google’s new algorithm change."


Recommended.


Read the full article: http://www.famousbloggers.net/googles-above-the-fold-clarification.html 


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Verify Instantly Whether Your Site Has Been Impacted by Google Panda or Penguin with AlgoSleuth

Verify Instantly Whether Your Site Has Been Impacted by Google Panda or Penguin with AlgoSleuth | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it
With the Delegator® AlgoSleuth Tool you can plot your website's organic traffic against Google's major Algorithm updates and see what was won or lost.
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Easily find out if your web site or blog has been affected by one of Google algorithm updates such as Panda and Penguin. Next to the excellent Panguin Tool, now you have an additional tool to make sure you have not been hit.


From the official site: "AlgoSleuth harnesses the power of the Google Analytics API to provide a powerful analysis of your site’s organic traffic and highlights all major Google Algorithm updates that may have affected you over the past several years.


The tool includes all major Panda and Penguin updates from January 2011 to today.


The process for extracting your data takes, on average, just 2-3 minutes. After that, you can use AlgoSleuth to query results for one or any number of Google Analytics profiles."


Harsh Agrawal has also posted a useful intro tutorial to AlgoSleuth, which you can find here: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/algosleuth-find-which-google-panda-update-affected-your-website.html


He writes: "AlgoSleuth uses the Google analytics API to fetch traffic details from your account, and matches with known Panda & Penguin updates to verify whether you have been hit by a Google algo update."


(Source: Shoutmeloud)


Free to use: www.delegator.com/algosleuth






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Google Panda vs Google Penguin: Which Are The Differences? [Infographic]

Google Panda vs Google Penguin: Which Are The Differences? [Infographic] | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it

A new infographic detailing the differences between the Google Panda and Penguin updates and how you can optimise your website to avoid being penalized by any of the two.

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Google Penguin or Google Panda? How To Find Out Which Algorithm Has Hit Your Website

Google Penguin or Google Panda? How To Find Out Which Algorithm Has Hit Your Website | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you have been wondering whether you have been hit by one of Google recent algorithm updates (Google Panda and Google Penguin), this in-depth article by Glenn Gabe provides lots of valuable insight and specific advice on how to verify whether your site has been hit by an algo update and specifically by which one.

 

"Based on how Google rolled out Penguin and Panda recently, I’m finding it’s common for webmasters to be confused about which algorithm update hit their websites.


Penguin 1.0 and the latest Panda updates were so close that it’s easy to believe you were hit by one, when in fact, it could have been the other.


Use the techniques I listed in this post to help you determine which update really hit your site..."


Must-read. 9/10


Full article: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/penguin-or-panda-how-to-determine-which-google-algorithm-update-impacted-your-website/43751/ 

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SEO: What To Do Before The New Google Over-Optimization Penalty Hits - SEOMoz

SEO: What To Do Before The New Google Over-Optimization Penalty Hits - SEOMoz | Google Penalty World | Scoop.it

From the article intro: "Having overly optimized web pages could soon get your websites in some hot water with Google and their search results. It has recently been announced that Google will start to penalize websites that engage in over-optimization practices.


In this week's Whiteboard Friday, we will be covering some changes that you should be making to your SEO practices in order to avoid this type of penalization.


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This week we've been hearing a lot of chatter in the SEO blogosphere and on Twitter and on the forums about this new potential Google penalty that's coming down the line around over-optimization.


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But before this penalty hits, for goodness sake, SEO folks, let's make these changes to our websites because we could be in real trouble if we don't impact these things beforehand.


I think these are some of the most likely candidates to be hit by Google's over-optimization penalty, some of the most likely patterns they're going to try and match against in this upcoming change. So let's talk through them."


Must watch: 8/10


Full video and transcription: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/6-changes-every-seo-should-make-before-the-over-optimization-penalty-hits-whiteboard-friday 

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