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Penguin 2.1 Hits the Web Today! Affects 1% of Total Web Searches

Finally, it’s out, the much awaited Google Penguin 2.1 is launching today live and seriously, searches are been affected.
To confirm this news circulating the Internet marketing forums, and according to a tweet from Google’s Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts, which reads;

Penguin 2.1


However, what we first noticed is that the first update to the second-generation Penguin algorithm designed to target web spam will affect “~1% of searches to a noticeable degree, as rightly said by Matt Cutts.

Just to jog your memory, this This google Penguin 2.1 is Google’s fifth Penguin-related launch to help the giant fights again spam, and you can also call the Penguin 2.1 Humming bird.

For webmasters that have been asking this, what About Hummingbird?
Well, if you are still wondering how will this Penguin 2.1 fits into that new Google Hummingbird algorithm, then this might be important to you, this current Penguin 2.1 update is a part of Hummingbird algorithm, not as a replacement for Hummingbird.

Did you noticed this too? are you recovering from this?
what is the next step you will be taking to recover from this google penguin 2.1 update?
Let’s share our thoughts below..
Firstly, this is affecting my niche site, and right now, it’s dancing between 20-30 (3rd page) but with some tweaking, am in number 11 now, while my former rank before the Penguin 2.1 is 3..

Will be updating and sharing my method here..

Tags: Penguin 2.1

  1. Reply M Nirmal Anandh October 5, 2013 at 2:15 am

    Always Welcome…….

  2. Reply amit gupta October 5, 2013 at 5:49 am

    nice article…..

  3. Reply Enstine Muki October 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I just noticed my niche site skipping to page 1 from page 8. It’s getting some sites dropped deep and some brought up the SERP.

    I think if we focus on content and white hat SEO, there should be no fears

    • Reply Isaiah Joe October 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      Yeah, i guess so, i just did not do any black hat seo, but surely, the white hat was extreme, am in the fitness niche and it was really affected by the google pengun 2.1

      Thanks for dropping by Enstine Muki.

  4. Reply Pramod October 6, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Penguin 2.1 has not affected my blog yet . I hope Penguin stays away from my blog . Thanks for sharing the information .


    • Reply Isaiah Joe October 9, 2013 at 5:49 am

      Pramod, did your traffic increased? or it’s just the same before the penguin 2.1 update?
      wishing your blog the best too, and that penguin stays away from it.

  5. Reply Anna Smith October 7, 2013 at 3:02 am

    It’s biggest updates form Google to maintain quality of Search because Google Algorithm is open. We need to write some quality of post and genuine content they we do not need to care this what ever updates by Google.

    • Reply Isaiah Joe October 9, 2013 at 5:48 am

      Yes Anna, google is really forcing bloggers to write genuine and readable articles.
      Right now, quality contents is the best now, thanks Anna Smith for dropping by.

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