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Thursday, 23 May 2013

So... Penguin 2.0 Was Disappointing

I don't usually talk about SEO related things on my blog. This place is really just somewhere to dump my thoughts related to Squidoo and my websites. I don't go out of my way to promote my blog, have ads on it or even strive for informative posts (sorry guys!)

But I wanted to vent a little regarding the recent Penguin 2.0 update that Google recently launched. While its still early days it has been disappointing to see some websites within my niche gain rankings from the updates when they offer an extreme amount of spam and their backlink portfolios are even worse filled with unrelated comment spam, obvious paid links and just straight out pages of thousands of links.

I was holding out that Penguin 2.0 would change all that, but unfortunately it seems I'll have to wait for the next Google update, maybe Pelican? or Peacock? or Platypus? I can't think of too many other animals that start with the letter P.

It's still early days but my online properties seem to have done well gaining a spot or two here and there but nothing dramatic. The only platform I was worried about was Squidoo but thus far it seems to be holding its own thankfully.

Now that I've got that written down its time to go play some Borderlands 2 and work on my class specific guides that I'm hoping to publish in the next few weeks for the popular game.

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