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Wanted: The Original Google Penguin Patent Article

11:17 am on Oct 11, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I have been trying to locate the very first Google Penguin Patent article - and was wondering if it's the article/patent from 2007 linked to below.

"Methods and systems for identifying manipulated articles"

Quote from a recent SearchEngineLand/Google interview:
Gary Illyes: Itís not just links. It looks at a bunch of different things related to the source site. Links is just the most visible thing and the one that we decided to talk most about because we already talked about about links in general.

But it looks at different things on the source site, not on the target site, and then makes decisions based on those special signals.

I donít actually want to reveal more of those spam signals because I think they would be pretty, I wouldnít say easy to spam, but they would easy to mess with. And I really donít want that.

But there are quite a few hints in the original, the old Penguin article.
4:49 pm on Oct 11, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I don't think that is the patent. It does show 2007, but that was when it was accepted by the USPTO; it was filed in 2003. In 2003, link/PageRank manipulation was in its infancy.

I've wondered if this might be it, because it mentions "link-based manipulation".
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