Wednesday, May 22, 2013

11:34 PM

Google began pushing out the next generation of the Google Penguin webspam algorithm yesterday afternoon (May 22, 2013), and the push out is now finished. Around 2.3% of English-US queries affected, the change has also completed pushing out for other languages globally. The range of Penguin changes by language. For instance languages with more webspam will look more impact. Now we called this fourth Penguin and its related launch Google has done, but that algorithm is an update (not just a data refresh) but the Google referring this change as Penguin 2.0 internally. If anyone want information on what SEO should expect in the upcoming months, then check out new video by Google.

Google Penguin 2.0 Tweet

Previous Penguin Updates

I have seen that Google doesn't miss any line. Mean Penguin 4? Penguin 2.0? Google released their algorithm in consecutive way..It’s good but not for SEO. The list so far:

  1. Penguin 1 on April 24, 2012 (impacting ~3.1% of queries)
  2. Penguin 2 on May 26, 2012 (impacting less than 0.1%)
  3. Penguin 3 on October 5, 2012 (impacting ~0.3% of queries)
  4. Penguin 4 on May 22, 2013 (impacting 2.3% of queries)