We know Google representative can fairly quickly tell if a site is hit by an algorithmic penalty - such as by Penguin or Panda. But when they do it in real time, it is pretty cool.
The question came from Don who asked John, "would you be so kind as to tell me whether or not I still have a historic Penguin on my back, on this web site?"
John responded, "you don't have anything."
Then he told another webmaster after asking about their site a minute or two later, "I don’t see anything holding back your new site," even adding "it looks like traffic is going up as well."
Here is the video:
Here is the transcript:
(Q) Would you be so kind as to tell me whether or not I still have a historic Penguin on my back, on this web site?
(A) Ah, you don’t have anything where I would say you’d need to focus on links here.
So that’s something where if you’ve been focusing on links for Penguin or other web spam issues, that’s not something where at the moment I’d say you have to worry about that.
Then at 17:44:
I don’t see anything holding back your new site. So I think that’s kind of evolving as it organically would be evolving... It looks like traffic is going up as well.
We want an automated action viewer, Google.
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