In the Beginning When Google Rolled out Panda and Penguin Updates, No one had any clue about How much they will affect Search Rankings. But a very few days after the updates, the hammer dropped on many popular blogs. In Few Months all those Bad tricks which was the main factor in giving Spam Sites higher rankings in search, almost Vanished due to Fear of Google Penalties. People started learning about these updates to keep the penalty away. But only few succeeded, many webmaster’s career’s was almost over.
Those who succeeded, the only ones who created a way to rank well by using all basic techniques, removing all bad methods from the SEO Dictionary. Below is the list of all methods used Before these Updates and now are dead.
- Link Building using Black Hat SEO Techniques
- Keyword Stuffing
- Irrelevant content and links
- Posting Low Quality Content with High Searched Keywords
- Using Blog Networks
So, these are some things you should never use these days. Any of these methods could be very harmful for your blog.
Read:- All About Google Penalties
List of Panda and Penguin Updates from the Beginning:-
Panda/Farmer Update — February 23, 2011
Panda 2.0 #2 — April 11, 2011
Panda 2.1 #3 — May 9, 2011
Panda 2.2 #4 — June 21, 2011
Panda 2.3 #5 — July 23, 2011
Panda 2.4 #6 — August 12, 2011
Panda 2.5 #7 — September 28, 2011
Panda “Flux” #8 — October 5, 2011
Panda 3.1 #9 — November 18, 2011
Panda 3.2 #10 — January 18, 2012
Panda 3.3 #11 — February 27, 2012
Panda 3.4 #12 — March 23, 2012
Panda 3.5 #13 — April 19, 2012
Penguin 1.0 #1— April 24, 2012
Panda 3.6 #14 — April 27, 2012
Penguin 1.2 #2 — May 26, 2012
Panda 3.7 #15 — June 8, 2012
Panda 3.8 #16 — June 25, 2012
Panda 3.9 #17 — July 24, 2012
Panda 3.9.1 #18 — August 20, 2012
Panda 3.9.2 #19 — September 18, 2012
Panda #20 — September 27, 2012
Penguin 1.3 #3 — October 5, 2012
Panda #21 — November 5, 2012
Panda #22 — November 21, 2012
Panda #23 — December 21, 2012
Panda #24 — January 22, 2013
Panda #25 — March 14, 2013
Penguin 2.0 #4 — May 22, 2013
Panda Dance — June 11, 2013
Penguin 2.1 #5 —October 4, 2013
Now, You will be thinking How you can survive with these large number of updates already rolled out and may be many more to come. So, here we created an SEO Panda, Penguin Guide which will include all possible tips to Survive in Panda and Penguin era.
Tips to Survive after Google Panda and Penguin Updates
#1 Write Original and Creative
This is very Common Suggestion that you will read in almost all SEO articles Online. These days only Good Writers can earn high Position in Rankings without being penalized by Google. If you can’t able to write good, creative and unique content, then, there is no way to get success. But if your site contains some creative Articles, then, you will automatically Rank Higher because Google Like Unique Ideas and also Your Content will be more popular among readers. This will make you super heavyweight in the arena of Google Animals.
#2 Avoid Poor Quality or Irrelevant Links
Google Penguin is most damaging for those, who was involved in Black Hat Link Building Techniques in the past or for those, who still using the same techniques. According to Google, Websites having a lot of Unnatural Links (Links with the same anchor text, links from Irrelevant sites) will be penalized until they remove all those links. For some help, Google released a tool called Disavow link. You can use this Tool to tell Google to Ignore the all bad links. Google will never count those links in Ranking, so they will not get you a penalty. I will explain “How to Use Disavow Tool” in my Next post at Global craze. To make sure you don’t miss it, subscribe to our newsletter.
#3 Increase Social Signals
Remember this phrase “Social Signals is New SEO” . All those Old SEO ways to Rank Well in search Engine are almost Dead. These days the amount of social signals to any site decides is popularity among readers which means Higher Search ranking because Google want to Rank those sites higher which are providing a Good User experience and where Readers Feel comfortable. In Simple Word, Higher the Number of Social Signals, Higher Your Rankings will be in Google. So, You can use Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterst, etc.
#4 Avoid Blind Affiliation
Affiliate marketing is one the best ways to generate Income but Beware, if you are doing it blindly, Google’s New Algorithm Updates Might be coming after you to give you a Surprise Gift (Penalty). So, Use Affiliate Links in a limit which will save you from Google’s eye and also earn you decent money.
#5 Post Relevant
The Main Motive of Google is to increase user search Experience. So, They want those sites to rank higher, who is providing rich Information with relevant Keywords and phrases Because they need readers to understand the content topic at first sight. If your site Fail to do so, then, you may fall down in the rankings.
#6 Build Clean Site Structure and increase site speed
These are two major Factors in ranking well and keeping any kind of algorithm penalty away. Building a perfect site structure will help Googlebot to access your site and then it will also create a good user experience. A site taking a lot of time to load will not get anything from Google. So, Use all those methods like reducing coding size, optimize images, reduce number of widgets, etc. to increase Speed.
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So, these are some tips to survive in Google Panda and Penguin Era. I hope you like this Article.
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