You must be a webmaster or a blogger if you are reading this. Is your site affected by the recent change in Google’s Algorithm? Did you see the sudden dip in traffic in your Google Webmaster’s Tool? Google’s Penguin update targets for web spammers and Google says it will effect only 3% search result. But if you do not use Black Hat SEO techniques and you are providing quality content for your readers then you are not the target of Google in this update.
Since all major updates have some bugs, so many websites who practice White Hat SEO ethics have fallen prey to this update while unethical websites have come top in search results. You don’t need to panic at this situation. Google will be working on these bugs and we expect it to be taken care of soon. But this “soon” won’t be coming until next 2-3 weeks or may be 4 weeks.
Matt Cutts, the head of Google’s web spam team has shared a form for those who think they are not guilty and they have been targeted by mistake. The form asks for the URL of your page, an example of a search that you would expect it to show up for but instead some “non-ideal results” is listed and any additional comments.
Likewise, Google has given you its standard spam reporting form to punish the guilty. The second form is to report the web spam. If you think there is a page or a website, which should have fallen under Penguin update but Google algorithm, failed to notice it, please report it from that form. Google has given instruction to bypass options like reporting paid links and use the “Report webspam” button.
Don’t just hate Google’s Penguin update so early. I would suggest you not to panic at this moment and just wait and watch Google fixing the bugs in this update.
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