Google Penguin Feedback Form

Apr 27, 2012 • 9:33 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

Google Penguin PencilGoogle's Matt Cutts tweeted that they have launched a form to submit to Google if you think your site should not have been hit by the Penguin update.

With Panda, Google did a similar thing about a week or so later, but made people post the details in a forum support thread. That thread had almost 10,000 posts before it died during the forum migration.

So this time, Google opened a basic form that feeds to a Google Spreadsheet where Googlers can review the sites and make changes the the Penguin update.

Here is a picture of the form:

Penguin Feedback Form

To access the form, click here.

Forum discussion at Twitter and Google+.

Image credit to ShutterStock for Penguin with pencil

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Comments:

Pittsburgh SEO

04/27/2012 04:08 pm

So, is this still going to be a completely open forum? Or is Google going to hide the comments they don't want others to see? I don't meant o be cynical, but these updates are hitting a lot of perfectly honest people very hard. I think the big G is more concerned with keeping their biggest PPC customers happy than they are in helping mom-and-pop websites get the word out about their great content.

jim

04/27/2012 07:07 pm

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John

04/28/2012 04:12 am

The way I look at, very few genuine sites took the hit. Its those sites who SPIN articles and fill their contents. Thus, no untoward harm done by the Penguin update.

Seo Toronto

04/28/2012 06:28 am

If your website is affected then before submitting form make sure your website is serving genuine content with less keyword density and there is no over optimization or any technique which can manipulate search engine.  

JoGo Equipment

04/28/2012 11:47 am

The update was just what I needed to get in the top spots.

annasus

04/28/2012 12:47 pm

As the saying goes "One persons loss in another persons gain."

annasus

04/28/2012 12:49 pm

I have no idea what you do for a living, but you are very wrong. I know of hundreds of sites who have never spun an article in their lives. Nor have they purposefully over optimized.

annasus

04/28/2012 12:54 pm

Isn't making sure that you aren't stuffing a form of over optimization. "Don't pay attention to the numbers but make sure you're not over optimized." I'm sorry, but that means NOTHING! Nor does the claim that you just have to just write real content that people like. I'm sorry, but  how the hell else is Google supposed to know what your page is about if you don't tell them with info in the meta and using the phrase abit in the article.  I don't care what anyone else says but there HAS TO BE some sort of number based logic that google uses to determine a good site from a bad. It may change from niche to niche or phrase to phrase. And it may be based on the ratio between a ton of factors. BUT, there has to be numbers and averages and and and involved. It's a freekin' algorithm.... that's how algorithms work!!!Seriously so annoyed. 

Steve Jones

04/28/2012 04:17 pm

It's a form not a forum, so you won't be able to see other people's comments. And neither should you be able to because they are private and nothing to do with you.

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04/28/2012 05:40 pm

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nah

04/29/2012 01:18 am

Form is temporary.  Class is permanent :o)

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