Has Your Website Been Affected By Google's Penguin 3.0?
How Did Penguin Affect Your Search Ranking?
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Google has confirmed that their Penguin 3.0 update went live last Friday, October 17. This new update affects 1.0% of all Google search queries and centers on link-quality across the internet.
Google did not confirm the release of Penguin 3.0 until late Monday, October 20. While the majority of the update seemed to go live rather quickly, Google has commented that the full release will continue to go out for several more weeks.
Penguin 3.0 was a very anticipated update. With the way Penguin works, websites that were previously penalized by Penguin and made changes to comply with Google standards, were not able to know if their changes worked until this new Penguin release.
Nowadays, consumers are savvy. They don’t rely as much on a company’s advertisements to find out about that company. Instead, modern consumers look at online reviews by the company’s current customers. Consumers trust reviews because they view them as more truthful. [...]