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Google Penguin and Panda Updates and your website's SEO

by Article by Remington Begg Remington Begg | May 19, 2012 at 4:20 AM
describe the imageGoogle frequently tweaks its algorithm to target sites with low-quality content, particularly those that scrape content. Google calls these updates “Panda.” The first one came out in February 2011 and the latest kicked into gear on April 19, 2012. Google says, “We’re continuing to iterate on our Panda algorithm as part of our commitment to returning high-quality sites to Google users. This most recent update is one of the over 500 changes we make to our ranking algorithms each year.”

Google Penguin Update!

On April 24, Google released an update that’s designed to target those who have been spamming Google through activities such as keyword stuffing, cloaking and link schemes that violate Google’s guidelines. The update is called “Penguin” and is also known as the “webspam algorithm update.” Google specifically points out that the goal of this update is to punish outright spam.

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