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A fuller quote from what John Mueller posted in the above Google product forums discussion... suggests that a site that has really begun fixing its spam issues might see a benefit before the data/algorithm refresh....
... (it) helps to keep in mind here is that you shouldn't be focusing on individual factors of individual algorithms, it makes much more sense to focus on your site overall -- cleaning up individual issues, but not assuming that these are the only aspects worth working on.
I can definitely update my site and expand it a lot more, but I am hesitant because of this filter. This doubt that all my work would go to waste is preventing me from doing anything much.
I just published a new page, and guess where it ends up? Yep, on page 3 of Google for the target keyword (which is a very small keyword btw).
So why would my latest page on this Penguinized site land on page 3? It's because the penalty is still in effect
[edited by: Ebuzz at 8:58 am (utc) on May 20, 2015]
A site not penalized and well regarded by Google will always have new pages jumping straight to page one, with no effort on the part of the webmaster, apart from creating that page.
Has anyone noticed that Google started to put a selection for people to make Google their Default Search engine starting today?
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