Panda? Penguin? Google Goes After Over Optimization.

Google Penguin UpdateFirst we had the Panda update which Google described as an update to address freshness among other items. Many websites were impacted negatively but those who follow white hat SEO practices really didn’t see any changes. Now the Penguin update has been rolled out and in an attempt to address over optimization among other things, Google is looking at websites that follow the “perfect” formula to gain rankings. Those steps to “perfection” would include buying a keyword rich domain, over-stuffing your copy with keywords and gaining links for a limited number of keywords. Or over-saturating your link building efforts by concentrating on one or two keywords only as well as getting those links on known spam blog networks, unrelated blogs or just having keywords placed on sites with no relevance to yours.

So if you’ve participated in these schemes and have seen your site drop in traffic from Google organic results, than you need to re-think your strategy. We can help! Contact us for an SEO evaluation of your website today.

Mark Stone (175 Posts)

In 1997 my brother Andy and I formed The Info Group which has grown into a full service Digital Marketing & Web Design Agency based in Dallas, TX. In 1998 I kept my musical juices flowing and formed FruitCake-SuperBeing an electronically challenged blues hop band. In 2008 we launched Smart On SEO a business offering live SEO Training in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. I have earned my Google Adwords Certification and Microsoft adExcellence Member status and hope to translate that into more business for The Info Group and become a Seminars for Success Trainer for Google Adwords and Analytics. This year also saw FruitCake-SuperBeing take an extended break, although late in the year I began working on a new musical project called Wedgie White. It's 2013 and The Info Group is still my "day job" but I've added photo booth to my skill set helping my wife run her business Photo Booth Rentals DFW. FruitCake-SuperBeing is back on the circuit and sounding better than ever.