By theGypsy | May 29, 2012
I have seen more than a few posts over the last fucking while with shit stating they had somehow (miraculously) recovered from the recent Google Penguin algorithm update. There are also a whack more of them talking about HOW to do so.
Either way, I call BULLSHIT.
Why? That’s fairly simple. Allow me to make it real easy for ya, ok?
- It is a rolling update and we’ve just had V1.1 last Friday (May 25th). That means unless you wrote about it since then, yer full of shit.
- If you wrote about HOW to recover, same goddamned problem as outlined above. How in the hell would you know?
This is just like the folks that write about search patents/papers as if they were gospel instead of using not-so-impressive words like ‘may be’ ‘could be’. Any type of recovery advice should be prefaced with ‘possible’ or ‘ideas how to’ and that’s about it ya dang nerf-herders.
And I really don’t know which one’s are worse. The ignorant bird-brains that don’t even get how Penguin rolls, or the ones that are just looking to cash in and get eyeballs to their posts. Don’t believe me? (and there were high profile fuck ups too, just being nice today).
Oh and while I am at it, can we just STFU with all the theories about Penguin/Panda? Seriously. Just before the last Panda update and the first Penguin roll out, there was an unnamed link spam type algo. It hit some folks hard too. We should be talking about ‘Google algo changes affecting SEO’ instead of trying to focus on fuzzy fucking animals. Why? Because it makes us look like a bunch of turds as we have no idea which affects can be completely attributed to which algo changes.
When talking about this with my SEO Dojo cohorts, Lee Beirne said something I thought worth adding, “I find too many SEO’s chase algo’s. Just get on with what you do and take not of changes instead of trying to be Einstien.” – WORD!!!