diberry - 6:50 pm on Nov 18, 2012 (gmt 0)
I continue to wonder if those of us who were hit by Penguin on April 24th, are chasing the wrong things. It has to be more than just links and onsite SEO that booted our site to the curb.
We're very much "end of results" (-950) for most queries we ranked top 5 for a year ago. Some of the pages do not even have many backlinks, but dropped from #1 to end of results on the longtail searches that inspired visits for the previous 2 years.
I strongly agree with this. It just doesn't make sense that Penguin is targeting the same old spam indicators the main algo always targeted. I started a thread about one theory on Penguin [webmasterworld.com...] but now I wonder if maybe a general "What is Penguin about, exactly" thread might be warranted. I don't want to drag this thread off topic, but if there's interest I think someone should start a thread.