A poll by SEO Round Table of 500 respondents revealed 94% of victims of the Google Penguin update have not managed to recover. Of the 500 responses, 81% said they have not recovered while 13% said they had partially recovered and 6% said they have fully recovered.
Google’s link based algorithm filter, the Penguin update, was originally introduced in April 2012 and has since had two further updates. Many websites saw their search engine rankings change dramatically after the update as it began penalising websites it deemed to be spamming results.
The SEO experts at SEO Positive are constantly monitoring the latest algorithm updates and developing ways to optimise sites to fall in line with changes so their clients can maintain good search engine rankings without being penalised.
Ben Austin, Managing Director at SEO Positive, has responded to the news with interest:
“The Penguin update affected a lot of websites and meant many had to re-evaluate how they approach their SEO. Our SEO experts are constantly monitoring the latest Google algorithms and developing the best way to optimise websites to maintain high search rankings despite them.
“Those that are still struggling to recover from the Penguin should look at how their link building is being managed and consult our experts about how to regain their visibility.”
SEO Positive was established in 2007 in Chelmsford, Essex with the aim of bringing effective yet affordable online marketing services to companies from all industries and backgrounds. The company offers a huge range of services including search engine optimisation, Pay Per Click account management, social media marketing and website design.