Getting Chilly... Google Penguin 3.0 Vibrations

Aug 28, 2014 • 8:48 am | comments (135) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Penguin JumpingI know, the boy who cried wolf, but my job here is to bring to you what the SEO community is buzzing about and they are buzzing about a possible Google Penguin update, or at least Google testing things that may imply Google is pushing out a Penguin update.

Didn't I expect Penguin to be launched a week or two ago? Yes and I was wrong but I honestly believe Google was testing something related to Penguin and then decided to pull it back.

And now? I think Google is testing Penguin related algorithm changes and may or may not launch it any day.

I am seeing a lot of chatter, not just in Google Webmaster Help and WebmasterWorld but throughout Twitter and other forums.

Plus we have the automated tools starting to light up again.

Here are some of the comments in the threads from our community:

Has anybody else seen a significant rise or fall in rankings over the last 24 hours?

One of my sites has seen a huge rise in rankings including keywords which were previously affected by Penguin.

I do not know if it's Panda or Penguin and it's strange that I was affected Monday night...

i am seeing fluctuations on google, its it penguin, mozcast is very hot

But not everyone thinks what we are seeing is Penguin:

Not seeing anything that would indicate a major penguin update. All the signs on my end still point towards a slow but steady removal of penguin demotion weight.

Do any of your Penguin suffering sites see any changes as of this morning?

I was strongly considering using the Matt Cutts Penguin dance image here but opted out to save for another day.

Forum discussion at Google Webmaster Help and WebmasterWorld.

Image credit to BigStockPhoto for penguin

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