HANNAH SMITHSEOmoz Associate.Writer for SEO Chicks & State of Search.Caffeine addict.      Principal SEO Consultant, Disti...
SEO Post Penguin     HANNAH SMITH
has changed…@hannah_bo_banna
it just got@hannah_bo_banna
april 2012…
In the next few days, we’re launching an important    algorithm change targeted at webspam. The change will    decrease ra...
Google Organic70000600005000040000300002000010000   0        Jan-12   Feb-12   Mar-12      Apr-12        May-12   Jun-12
like panda we’ve seenupdates…but they arefar less frequent
May       25 th    2012Penguin 1.1@hannah_bo_banna          http://searchengineland.com/google-pushes-first-penguin-algori...
October            5 th   2012Penguin 3@hannah_bo_banna            http://searchengineland.com/google-penguin-update-3-135...
to give some context…april 2012 – february 2013:
Panda Updates@hannah_bo_banna
DMCA@hannah_bo_banna   insidesearch.blogspot.com/2012/08/an-update-to-our-search-algorithms.html
Result SERPs@hannah_bo_banna   http://www.seomoz.org/blog/serp-crowding-shrinkage-its-not-your-imagination
@hannah_bo_banna   http://www.seomoz.org/blog/googles-emd-algo-update-early-data
Page Layout@hannah_bo_banna   http://www.seroundtable.com/google-page-layout-update-15815.html
all themakes diagnosis difficult@hannah_bo_banna
but notimpossible@hannah_bo_banna
step 1:diagnosis
@hannah_bo_banna   /
@hannah_bo_banna   http://www.seomoz.org/google-algorithm-change
@hannah_bo_banna   http://www.panguintool.com/
step 2:page levelkeyword level orsitewide?
can you get anew page rankingfor a non-competitive keyword?@hannah_bo_banna
yes?page level orkeyword level@hannah_bo_banna
no?sitewide@hannah_bo_banna
page level orkeyword level?
move your contentto abrand new page@hannah_bo_banna
the content on:www.yoursite.com/hotels-in-riminimoves to:www.yoursite.com/rimini-hotels@hannah_bo_banna
301 or rel-canonicalwww.yoursite.com/hotels-in-rimini to www.yoursite.com/rimini-hotels@hannah_bo_banna
the penalty                   will pass                          @hannah_bo_banna
does it rank?@hannah_bo_banna
no?keyword level@hannah_bo_banna
yes?page level@hannah_bo_banna
sitewide /keyword levelrecovery
@hannah_bo_banna
then@hannah_bo_banna
@hannah_bo_banna
then@hannah_bo_banna
@hannah_bo_banna
or move toa new site
301 or rel-canonical@hannah_bo_banna
the penalty                   will pass                          @hannah_bo_banna
link buildingpost penguin
just because you’ve                           not been hit@hannah_bo_banna
doesn’t mean you’rebullet-proof@hannah_bo_banna
what does an ‘unnatural’ linklook like?@hannah_bo_banna
@hannah_bo_banna
homepage isPageRank zero(or has lost PR)@hannah_bo_banna
the page that your link is on              isn’t indexed@hannah_bo_banna
site is                   openly                    selling links@hannah_bo_banna
site sells advertorials withfollowed links@hannah_bo_banna    http://www.davidnaylor.co.uk/interflora-what-really-happened...
site featurescommercial anchor text linksfor a variety of niches (often in)sidebars &footers@hannah_bo_banna
few or no          social signals                   (tweets, likes, comments etc)@hannah_bo_banna
site contains lots oflow qualityand / orunrelatedcontent@hannah_bo_banna
site shows                   no sign                   of editorial control@hannah_bo_banna
site isinfectedwith malware@hannah_bo_banna
@hannah_bo_banna
WWMCT?                    could you show this link to Matt Cutts?                                 would he think it was ok...
how much can youget awaywith?
If you don’t have        a single, genuine,      editorially given link…@hannah_bo_banna
I thought it was all aboutanchor text
most SEOs agree you should have50%+ brandedanchor text@hannah_bo_banna
but in the future I think it’ll bethe linksnot the anchor textthat will be the problem@hannah_bo_banna
we’re swiftly reaching thebrink@hannah_bo_banna
‘faking it’requires almost the same amount ofeffort as@hannah_bo_banna
‘making it’@hannah_bo_banna
addvalue…@hannah_bo_banna
87linking root domains@hannah_bo_banna
121linking root domains@hannah_bo_banna
remember                   where we started?@hannah_bo_banna
has changed…@hannah_bo_banna
it just got@hannah_bo_banna
start doinggreat things@hannah_bo_banna
anyquestions?@hannah_bo_banna   hannah.smith@distilled.net
Image Credits•   No Traffic - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanuman/4251514423/sizes/l/•   Noise - http://www.flickr.com/ph...
SEO Post Penguin - Be Wizard 2013
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  1. 1. HANNAH SMITHSEOmoz Associate.Writer for SEO Chicks & State of Search.Caffeine addict. Principal SEO Consultant, Distilled hannah.smith@distilled.net @hannah_bo_banna
  2. 2. SEO Post Penguin HANNAH SMITH
  3. 3. has changed…@hannah_bo_banna
  4. 4. it just got@hannah_bo_banna
  5. 5. april 2012…
  6. 6. In the next few days, we’re launching an important algorithm change targeted at webspam. The change will decrease rankings for sites that we believe are violating Google’s existing quality guidelines. Matt Cutts, April 24th 2012@hannah_bo_banna http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2012/04/another-step-to-reward-high-quality.html
  7. 7. Google Organic70000600005000040000300002000010000 0 Jan-12 Feb-12 Mar-12 Apr-12 May-12 Jun-12
  8. 8. like panda we’ve seenupdates…but they arefar less frequent
  9. 9. May 25 th 2012Penguin 1.1@hannah_bo_banna http://searchengineland.com/google-pushes-first-penguin-algorithm-update-122518
  10. 10. October 5 th 2012Penguin 3@hannah_bo_banna http://searchengineland.com/google-penguin-update-3-135527
  11. 11. to give some context…april 2012 – february 2013:
  12. 12. Panda Updates@hannah_bo_banna
  13. 13. DMCA@hannah_bo_banna insidesearch.blogspot.com/2012/08/an-update-to-our-search-algorithms.html
  14. 14. Result SERPs@hannah_bo_banna http://www.seomoz.org/blog/serp-crowding-shrinkage-its-not-your-imagination
  15. 15. @hannah_bo_banna http://www.seomoz.org/blog/googles-emd-algo-update-early-data
  16. 16. Page Layout@hannah_bo_banna http://www.seroundtable.com/google-page-layout-update-15815.html
  17. 17. all themakes diagnosis difficult@hannah_bo_banna
  18. 18. but notimpossible@hannah_bo_banna
  19. 19. step 1:diagnosis
  20. 20. @hannah_bo_banna /
  21. 21. @hannah_bo_banna http://www.seomoz.org/google-algorithm-change
  22. 22. @hannah_bo_banna http://www.panguintool.com/
  23. 23. step 2:page levelkeyword level orsitewide?
  24. 24. can you get anew page rankingfor a non-competitive keyword?@hannah_bo_banna
  25. 25. yes?page level orkeyword level@hannah_bo_banna
  26. 26. no?sitewide@hannah_bo_banna
  27. 27. page level orkeyword level?
  28. 28. move your contentto abrand new page@hannah_bo_banna
  29. 29. the content on:www.yoursite.com/hotels-in-riminimoves to:www.yoursite.com/rimini-hotels@hannah_bo_banna
  30. 30. 301 or rel-canonicalwww.yoursite.com/hotels-in-rimini to www.yoursite.com/rimini-hotels@hannah_bo_banna
  31. 31. the penalty will pass @hannah_bo_banna
  32. 32. does it rank?@hannah_bo_banna
  33. 33. no?keyword level@hannah_bo_banna
  34. 34. yes?page level@hannah_bo_banna
  35. 35. sitewide /keyword levelrecovery
  36. 36. @hannah_bo_banna
  37. 37. then@hannah_bo_banna
  38. 38. @hannah_bo_banna
  39. 39. then@hannah_bo_banna
  40. 40. @hannah_bo_banna
  41. 41. or move toa new site
  42. 42. 301 or rel-canonical@hannah_bo_banna
  43. 43. the penalty will pass @hannah_bo_banna
  44. 44. link buildingpost penguin
  45. 45. just because you’ve not been hit@hannah_bo_banna
  46. 46. doesn’t mean you’rebullet-proof@hannah_bo_banna
  47. 47. what does an ‘unnatural’ linklook like?@hannah_bo_banna
  48. 48. @hannah_bo_banna
  49. 49. homepage isPageRank zero(or has lost PR)@hannah_bo_banna
  50. 50. the page that your link is on isn’t indexed@hannah_bo_banna
  51. 51. site is openly selling links@hannah_bo_banna
  52. 52. site sells advertorials withfollowed links@hannah_bo_banna http://www.davidnaylor.co.uk/interflora-what-really-happened.html
  53. 53. site featurescommercial anchor text linksfor a variety of niches (often in)sidebars &footers@hannah_bo_banna
  54. 54. few or no social signals (tweets, likes, comments etc)@hannah_bo_banna
  55. 55. site contains lots oflow qualityand / orunrelatedcontent@hannah_bo_banna
  56. 56. site shows no sign of editorial control@hannah_bo_banna
  57. 57. site isinfectedwith malware@hannah_bo_banna
  58. 58. @hannah_bo_banna
  59. 59. WWMCT? could you show this link to Matt Cutts? would he think it was ok?@hannah_bo_banna
  60. 60. how much can youget awaywith?
  61. 61. If you don’t have a single, genuine, editorially given link…@hannah_bo_banna
  62. 62. I thought it was all aboutanchor text
  63. 63. most SEOs agree you should have50%+ brandedanchor text@hannah_bo_banna
  64. 64. but in the future I think it’ll bethe linksnot the anchor textthat will be the problem@hannah_bo_banna
  65. 65. we’re swiftly reaching thebrink@hannah_bo_banna
  66. 66. ‘faking it’requires almost the same amount ofeffort as@hannah_bo_banna
  67. 67. ‘making it’@hannah_bo_banna
  68. 68. addvalue…@hannah_bo_banna
  69. 69. 87linking root domains@hannah_bo_banna
  70. 70. 121linking root domains@hannah_bo_banna
  71. 71. remember where we started?@hannah_bo_banna
  72. 72. has changed…@hannah_bo_banna
  73. 73. it just got@hannah_bo_banna
  74. 74. start doinggreat things@hannah_bo_banna
  75. 75. anyquestions?@hannah_bo_banna hannah.smith@distilled.net
  76. 76. Image Credits• No Traffic - http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanuman/4251514423/sizes/l/• Noise - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookitty/261949769/sizes/o/• Penguin March - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidereal/76724710/sizes/l/• Iceberg - http://seawayblog.blogspot.co.uk/2008/12/tip-of-iceberg.html• Mission Impossible - http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/tom-cruise/images/27898914/title/mission-impossible-1996-screencap• Matt Cutts - http://www.submitinme.com/blogs/simtalk/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Matt-Cutts1.jpg• The Future - http://newcastleresearchers.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/what-will-you-be-doing-10-years-from-now/• The Time is Now - http://pialachheb.tumblr.com/page/5@hannah_bo_banna
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