Hit By Google Penguin? Here’s Your Plan Of Action To Get Back To Page 1!

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  • “If you were hoping to read this and discover that there’s a magic pill to cure all your SEO woes – I’m sorry to tell you but there isn’t one” I needed to hear that

  • The Google Panda and Penguin updates were reminders of what is actually important. It’s the target audience members that you should be focusing on, not the search engines. Build links from relevant sites that your customers are actually visiting to generate not only a link, but traffic as well.

  • FINALLY! Someone else out there telling it like it is and not just bitching about the current environment. Thank you! For a second there I thought I was alone! I wrote a few articles on a similar subject matter, one of which Google’s Matt Cutts pointed to as being a solid strategy. Here are the links…would be curious to hear what you think.

    http://www.marcensign.com/bulletproof-strategy-to-benefit-from-the-google-penguin-update/

    http://www.marcensign.com/google-shakeup/

  • Hi Marc,

    I think we see eye to eye in this particular instance. Sure there’s a little bit of a fall-out period where most of the industry panics and then waits for the next big thing.

    Unfortunately it’s this cycle that has left a lot of people up a certain creek without an all important paddle.

    Shortcuts that people have taken with their websites will still work in the short term, and if you’re content thin affiliate sites then old strategies to a degree will still work. However those that have utilised those strategies for their main sites will suffer the consequences.

  • Brinley says:

    Nice article & agree with the theory however the bad backlink issue is not so easy to resolve as I am discovering. A month or so before the march penguin I discovered over 4000 backlinks to my site http://www.mug-shop.co.uk from two sister ecommerce sites in hong kong. I hadn’t been asked to reciprocal link to them but for some reason they had put links in the footer of their site (which had over 4000 products hence the number of links).
    The first time of asking they did nothing but following penguin I got a bit more forceful and they have now been removed. Unfortunately google WMT still shows them as inbound links and even after 2weeks and the latest update there has been no movement back to page 1.
    Personally I think the back link changes are going to cause some serious probs and the rise of underhand tactics.

  • BabyWolf says:

    Since Google Penguin update, the Google in our country seem more messed up with irrelevant content. :(

  • Penny says:

    I think it’s encouraging that you’re saying that sites that have been penalized are able to regain strength. Thanks for the encouragement Sebastian. I’ve also seen 1000’s of links to my site recently, but I haven’t attempted to get them removed. I’ll look again at Google Webmaster and identify the source.

  • dory says:

    hi there,
    i read with interests on the comments above. but somehow i am not sure how i am going to solve my client’s problem. after the google panda/penguin, my client has lost a lot of traffic. we have written some articles but it is too tedious to keep writing articles are we are all very busy . we have outsourced before and wrote about 20 articles but we stopped after that as we find that our paying customers are not actually coming from SEO work but from advertisements done on other websites or directories. having said that, we no doubt cannot ignore traffic from SEO strategies. but now my question is how do we recognise bad backlinks?

    thanks,

  • jasonbell says:

    Nice article & agree with the theory however the bad backlink issue is not so easy to resolve as I am discovering. A month or so before the march penguin I discovered over 4000 backlinks to my site http://www.cilajet.com/ from two sister ecommerce sites in hong kong. I hadn’t been asked to reciprocal link to them but for some reason they had put links in the footer of their site (which had over 4000 products hence the number of links).
    The first time of asking they did nothing but following penguin I got a bit more forceful and they have now been removed. Unfortunately google WMT still shows them as inbound links and even after 2weeks and the latest update there has been no movement back to page 1.
    Personally I think the back link changes are going to cause some serious probs and the rise of underhand tactics.

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