A few weeks ago was the one year anniversary of the Google Penguin update. As you know, we have not had a Penguin update in well over six months, but we are bracing ourselves for the next big Penguin update coming in the next few weeks.
That being said, in our anniversary post, we asked our readers if they recovered or not. We had just under 500 responses to the poll and I wanted to share the results. Before I do so, in October we did this poll and saw that 94% said they did not recover.
So how about now? Well, it isn't much better. If you remove those who said they were not impacted, only 10% claim they recovered, whereas 90% said in our 2013 poll that they did not recover. Here is the poll results:
As you can see, 61% said they did not recover, 18% said they partially recovered and 9% said they fully recovered. 12% said they were not affected anyway.
Again, the next Penguin update may either cause more issues for webmasters and/or may result in some Penguin causalities to start to do better. Time will tell.
Forum discussion continued at Google Webmaster Help.
Disclaimer: Please see my poll disclaimer post before coming to any conclusions on these results.
This story was scheduled to be posted today and was not written today, as I am offline today.