diberry - 2:12 pm on May 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
Was internal linking ever an issue with Penguin 1.0, and has that been part of this update - anyone?
That's the only thing I changed, and I'm seeing recovery.
How do you propose that they are identifying big brands? It's clearly not just a white list. It would be extremely useful to have a clear idea about what factors create a "brand" in Google.
In the queries I track, most of these "brands" have an offline presence - they're related to a TV channel, magazine, known company. Someone Congress would have to acknowledge ought to be a fine source.
I can suggest that a "brand" is created outside Google organic search.
The higher the percentage of direct traffic and from non-Google properties, the better the ranking.
When Google notice a high volume of that type of traffic the algorithm starts giving a positive sign/mark.
Yep, this approach would fit what I'm seeing.
I am not seeing a hard line of demarcation in my industry, instead the big brands are mixed in and do have placing on page 1 for main keyword phrases
This is on commercial/transactional queries? I do see this on some of my informational queries.