Recover Original traffic to your blog affected by Google Penguin update


Recently, Google launched a new ranking algorithm update called "Penguin". A number of websites were reported to have got affected by this update resulting in loss of organic traffic and thus suffered badly. The webmaster forums are now filled up with the thread related to this issue and everyone is complaining about the limitation of this update.In this post, I will provide useful tips for such bloggers to recover the original traffic for their blogs.

Recently, Google launched a new ranking algorithm update called "Penguin". A number of websites were reported to have got affected by this update resulting in loss of organic traffic and thus suffered badly. The webmaster forums are now filled up with the thread related to this issue and everyone is complaining about the limitation of this update.



Again, the returns from blogging are being doubted as these regular updates have made SEO unpredictable. Most of the bloggers and webmasters are now clueless about how to proceed after the Penguin update. In this post, I will provide useful tips for such bloggers to recover the original traffic for their blogs.

Google Guidelines that every webmaster or blogger must follow


Google has already made some strict quality guidelines to ensure that the Google users get good informative content while using the Google search option. If your website has got affected by the recent penguin update, there are chances that your blog might be violating these guidelines.

In order to recover the original rankings or fight against Google penguin, you have to make necessary changes in your blog so that it becomes compliant with the Google webmaster guidelines.

Some of the important aspects of these guidelines are as follows:
1)Avoid hidden text or hidden links: You should not use hidden links on your website as it disturbs the user experience.
2)Do not make use of cloaking: This involves avoiding sneaky redirects.
3)Do not make a website for search engines: Most of the webmasters think that the ultimate aim of a blog is to get good rankings in search engines and for this reason they only focus on SEO. They are even ready to compromise the user experience in this process and it is something hated by Google. If you want to remain safe from the Google updates like Panda and Penguin, you should make a website for the users and not search engines.
4)Avoid too many ads: You should also ensure that excessive ads are not present on your website. You can use affiliate links or banner ads but make sure that they do not compromise the user experience of your website.

How to recover from Penguin Update


There are a number of remedial measures that you can take in order to recover from penguin update:
1)If you participated in link exchange programs or have made links on low quality websites in the past, you should contact those blogs and get those links removed.
2)Try removing some advertisements especially from the upper portion of the blog.



3)You should also ensure that the above mentioned Google webmaster quality guidelines are being followed by your website.
4)If you are not able to get the normal traffic back even after makin these necessary changes, you can consider filing an appeal form to Google. Google has made this special appeal form to reconsider blogs punished by penguin.


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