Monday, December 8, 2014

How to Tell If Your Site Was Hit By Panda or Penguin - Flowchart

Here's an awesomely handy little flow chart on how to determine whether a site, part of site or even perhaps a small subset of pages...or heck, even a specific page was hit by Panda or Penguin. It's important to understand that these algo updates are now occurring on a rolling basis. Check out this concise write-up on Penguin 3.0 by @JaysonDeMers for Forbes Magazine. Consequently, it can be harder to determine when a site has been penalized because ongoing refreshes can occur so frequently that Google is never going to publicly acknowledge them all. Thoughts? Do ongoing refreshes make it better or worse for webmasters, site management, and dealing with potential penalties?

This is a test change to the home page source code.