Monday I scheduled a post about webmasters noticingPenguin recoveries after not seeingmuch of an impact shortly after thePenguin 4.0 launch.
But now I am seeing an uptick in chatter as of this morning, October 5th, of changes to the Google search results. Many are saying it is Penguin related but I have no real way to verify without Google doing so - and they won't.
The WebmasterWorld thread has these quotes for me to share:
Seeing changes this morning. Those positive results that we saw initially seem to be sliding back to near where we were pre-penguin 'launch' date.
We've just seen some massive improvements across most keywords. Doesn't stick for too long (probably just different data centres). Hope it's a sign of things to come. UK Travel sector.
1 Sept - big rise in rankings.
15 Sept - ranking reverted to pre 1 Sept and possibly lower. Remained like this with slight fluctuation until 1 October.
2 October - briefly saw big rise in rankings, only stuck for 15 mins or so.
5 Oct - saw biggest improvement in ranking ever, some 50+. Still not sticking but definitely visible more often when I check my ranking checker.
Guys, we are seeing major changes across sites with problematic history. Most are very positive. i think Penguin is actually reaching UK shores! (will post on Penguin thread also)
Here is a quote from a new Black Hat World thread:
Big link popularity website (over 50,000 BL), remove an entire 30 PBN links 2 days ago that have been established over the last 1.8 years (some might think I'm crazy), a HUGE jump up in rankings, ranking nationwide phrases and more.
The tools are all typically hot but the only ones really updated for today are RankRanger and maybe AccuRanker . RankRanger is actually on fire, I didn't check it until towards the end of writing this story, here is a screen shot: