30 Apr '12, 12pm

Feeling For Those Hurt By Google's Penguin Update

I think the worst part of all this, isn't that SOME people got effected, it is that many people with QUALITY sites have been effected, seeing their search positions tank, whilst really poor quality sites (including spam sites, sites with NO page content at all, and broken Youtube videos) have risen above them to the top. Although Google can't worry about upsetting webmasters if it's updates give better SERPS, if an update gives WORSE SERPS, then they should worry, and should also fix the issues, as otherwise they are hurting those that try to stick to their rules, and rewarding those that do not. They are going to create MORE spammers that way. As an EXTREME example, the text Matt Cutts cites in his post (regarding the Pay Day Loan anchor text): If you Google that blog of text in Google.com, you will find the site it is published on. Click the link, to be taken to the site...

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