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Are you able to determine the length of time since the page has returned to page 1 of the serps?
During this weekend, I noticed that a page we thought had been hit by Penguin has returned for the keyword phrase we were targeting back on page 1 of the SERPS.
Now it's either just a coincidence that it has returned, or it is due to the changes we made throughout our site for this page based on why we were hit by Penguin.
Anyone else see any changes over the weekend like this ?
If you mean have I seen new traffic from this keyword phrase over the weekend I'd say no, however, I only changed this 1 page that was affected by the Penguin update.
Basically from the 24th April when we appeared to be affected by Google's Penguin update, I took a totally random page that was affected and changed the internal linking structure that pointed to the page.
Can you mention what you changed about the internal linking structure?
Yes actually that, the number of internal links going to the same page was reduced from about 30 links to just 3.
I noticed a definite drop in traffic starting on Saturday June 23rd. The results are full of garbage again. Semantic search is producing ridiculous results in Google.
Isn't Penguin a sitewide penalty ? Correct me if I'm wrong.