Google’s Recent Update Was Not Penguin
Back in January, many people noticed major changes to their Google Rankings.
Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, Gary Illyes, has recently said on Twitter that those fluctuations were “Google core algorithm” and “not Penguin.”
With Many SEO’s and webmasters currently expecting a Penguin update to come soon, they will have been speculating that this was the Penguin update, but Google are telling us this is not the case, and that is was an algorithm update.
There is currently not much information available about exactly what this update entails but if we find out anything more we will let you know.
Google Penguin Update Expected Soon
Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google has recently made a statement on Twitter that Many SEO’s have been anticipating, that the next Google Penguin update should be expected by the end of this quarter.
So what is Google Penguin?
For anyone who doesn’t know, Google Penguin is an update launched by Google designed to catch sites that are deemed to be spamming Google’s search results. Predominantly this is done so by buying links or obtaining links through link networks designed to get them better search rankings.
Is this the first Penguin Update?
No, it’s been over a year now since the last official Google Penguin update, Google Penguin 3.0, which only affected around 1% of US English search queries.
What can we expect from the new update?
At the current time, there is not much detail of what we can expect from this new update and it is unlikely that we will find out much more information from Google until after the update is rolled out.