The Google Penguin 4 Launch. Here we go again, this time it's Fall 2016 and Google has really ramped things up. At Sirius, we realize many people struggle with traffic to their website.
In this article, we will discuss the penguin 4 launch and how its launch forever changes the environment for Internet Entrepreneurs, Webmasters and SEOs alike.
Google Confirms Real-Time Monitoring
Friday September 23, 2016 Google confirms the Penguin 4 launch. This update has several features, which are extremely important to be aware of when building or managing a website.
Quote directly from Google:
"Penguin is now real-time. Historically, the list of sites affected by Penguin was periodically refreshed at the same time. Once a webmaster considerably improved their site and its presence on the internet, many of Google's algorithms would take that into consideration very fast, but others, like Penguin, needed to be refreshed. With this change, Penguin's data is refreshed in real time, so changes will be visible much faster."
Penguin 4.0 remains the last update in history. No other updates will continue after this, apparently. There are some important points to note about Penguin 4.0 - They are:
- The Google Penguin signal is now recalculated immediately upon crawl by Google.
- Penguin affects the entire website, but also on all domain levels i.e. pages, posts, folders.
- Problems may be more challenging to diagnose due to multiple levels of a domain.
- Google Penguin is more granular. This means that even if a single page or post is aggressively SEO'ed, the filter gets tripped.
Google Penguin Part of Core A.I.
This opens up another can of worms for those who employ poor webmaster practices. At Sirius, we only employ methods that comply with Google Webmaster Tools. In fact, a case study for one of our domains we recently successfully sold, showed us over a 500% increase in SEO using our special and proprietary methods.
Sirius Design Group Test Project for Google Penguin 4.0
Content is King!
As you can see, Google places a high weight on content. While this particular domain may have weak off-page factors such as "backlinks," SEMrush.com shows a 567% increase in keywords based on Organic Search Traffic. The main thing to take note of here is this...
Never be afraid of Google Updates if you are doing the right thing.
Only the people who are failing complain, and only the people complaining are failing. But why are they failing?
In the past, we've fixed dozens of client's websites and resolved many poorly SEO'ed sites by employing simple changes.
Brought them Back from the Dead.
Well, that is part of our "secret sauce" now isn't it?
Comply with Google!
If you comply with Google, you will find your life not only getting easier, but you'll see more dollars in the bank account as an Internet Entrepreneur. This is because if you keep Google happy vs. trying to get yourself into a "get rich on the internet" scheme, you'll understand that in life - There is no such thing as something for nothing!
What do we mean by this?
Well, did you really think you could go and pay some guy 5 bucks and expect to rank your site in a day? If you did, then you're in the wrong place to learn how to make money online.
At Sirius we not only teach the knowledge to make money, but we also teach the mindset on how to deal with a constantly changing environment. The biggest challenge we face as Internet Entrepreneurs is not "fearing a Google update," but rather learning how to constantly evolve and change.
See you at the Finish Line!
Founder of Sirius Design Group