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I think quite a lot of people either made a full recovery or at least some if you consider that most people would have had their link profiles decimated!
I don't think Google wants small businesses in the organic search results if they can avoid it. Instead of providing a platform that allows people to find new and interesting things, Google appears more content with being a brand engine.
Such complaints show an unrealistic view of what Google Search is and what it's capable of.
Do you mind sharing the exact date of your Penguin recovery so I can compare with our own statistics (we have occasional movements but none I have attributed to Penguin)?
I think it's more a case of what users want than what Google wants. Remember, Google relies heavily on testing.
Delay, delay, delay.
My understanding may not be perfect here, but say you have been hit by penguin but NOT a manual penalty. If you remove links and file a thorough disavow, I believe those corrections will not register until google refreshes penguin and all that new data (removals and disavowals) can be factored in. Correct?
I base my opinion on profit/loss statements and monitoring those who purchase the patented products we manufacture. What basis do you have for your opinion EdiotorialGuy or is it just pure speculation as it is in most of your other posts?
Still, if you want to believe that people like Amit Singhal have traded their information-science degrees for CPA credentials, you're welcome to do so.
[edited by: Planet13 at 5:16 pm (utc) on Jul 28, 2014]
Is it really that hard to imagine that Google's business goals sometimes drive requirements, or timing, of code releases?
At SMX west Cutts told me personally they can't run penguin as it is too susceptible to negative seo. and they don't care who is affected... So don't hold your breath :-(
also he didn't care that penguin is holding "spammy" sites under the water for so long, they can all go out of business as far as he was concerned. because in his mind they were second class citizens.
And is it really that hard to imagine that Google releases code when it's ready?