The Google Penalty Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest news in regards to Google Penalties and algorithm changes such as Penguin and Panda by signing up for the newsletter:   Email Address A few times a month I’ll send you a list of the news you need to know, interesting articles, the latest words from Gary Illyes, Matt Cutts, John Mueller and more. I’ll also be sending out an […]

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Penguin is not just about bad links – John Mueller says there are other factors too.

If you have been working diligently on cleaning up your backlink profile in order to recover from the Penguin algorithm, you may also want to have a thorough look at your on page factors as well.  John Mueller from Google has just said in a Webmaster Central hangout that Penguin is not just about links. I asked John this question because he previously had hinted in a […]

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Can you recover from Penguin by 301 redirecting your homepage to a page blocked by robots.txt?

I came across something very interesting on a Google Webmaster Central Office Hours video today.  A participant asked John Mueller whether it was possible to remove bad links to your site by doing some tricky redirect work.  You can listen to the question at the 18:28 mark of this video.  I have also transcribed the important parts below:   Office Hours participant: John, is there another way around […]

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