| 8:45 pm on Nov 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
There are a lot of site owners who don't use webmaster tools at all and never have, so Google has no practical way to notify them about anything. It wouldn't be fair to them if Google were to notify site owners who do use webmaster tools about penalties. But Google is already doing this anyway in some cases, thus already being unfair.
| 9:36 pm on Nov 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I think they dont care how many uses WMT, but if such note would be made it would be on WMT and that way they maybe get a few more users.
| 9:56 pm on Nov 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
|When will we get notified that a site is hit by Penguin, Panda |
When they see their organic G sourced traffic crash.
| 11:39 pm on Nov 18, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I have never heard of a notification of automated penalties
| 6:18 am on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
The most common way of identifying whether you site is hit by some change in Google algorithm is the fall in organic traffic, that's how i came to know.
| 7:32 am on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)|
I think Google must look into this so that webmasters can improve their site as per updates.