11 Feb '15, 2pm

Google Says Penguin & Panda Algorithms Do Not Have Whitelists

Google Says Penguin & Panda Algorithms Do Not Have Whitelists

In March 2011, Matt Cutts of Google told us Google does indeed have exception lists or what you call whitelists, but a week or so before that, he said they don't exist for search algorithms . Google's John Mueller in yesterday's Google+ webmaster hangout addressed a question where he went into the whitelist talk. John basically said that for some algorithms Google does have a whitelist but for others, they do not. He did specifically say that for the Penguin and Panda algorithms, a whitelist or exception list does not exist. John said, and I am not quoting exactly, but close: For the most part we do not have a whitelist where we can say this web site is okay and we can take it out of the algorithm. For some individual cases, we do do that. For a lot of the general search algorithms, we do not have that ability. But for others, we do have that ability, such as with the Safe...

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