diberry - 10:07 pm on May 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
"I notice that when you google a unique senetence (more than 15 words ) from the penguinized page it does not show up. Does anyone have the same issue?"
I'm seeing some of that, but I'm not sure it had to do with Penguin. It was happening before, and I could never figure out what Google had against those particular pages. But Bing blocked some of the same pages in the same way.
Today, one of those blocked pages is finally #1 when I stick in a text snippet - in both Google and Bing. I recently rewrote that page to use a certain keyphrase less - it's a keyphrase that doesn't really have a synonym, so even though I wrote the page naturally I did have to use the term a few times. I managed to eliminate something like 2 out of the 6 usages by restructuring sentences. And now it's gone from oblivion to #1 on both engines. So I'm scratching my head here, LOL.
And btw, the improvements I was seeing have all gone now. Shortly after I posted here, I just all but stopped getting Google traffic for the day. It sounds a little like that throttling thing people have talked about, but I would've thought this site was too small for Google to bother throttling. At its height, it was getting 200k imps per month.
ETA: and just to keep the weirdness coming, LOL, some blog has just sent me about 20 links. They're going through people's sites and creating blog posts that consist of a photo (stock in my case) and the first paragraph of the article. It's probably autoblogging, but it's actually fair use, which is really weird. I mean, I can't file a DCMA request because they haven't copied the whole article or stolen original photos from me. But this is just what I needed, right? Mounds of super crappy, uber-suspicious-looking inbounds, LOL. Sigh.