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Penguin Algorithm Will Continuously Update According To Google

Date Thursday, 11 December 2014 , By: Michael Bunn , In: Digital Marketing

Penguin Algorithm Will Continuously Update According To Google

Google have stated that their Penguin algorithm will now be updated and optimised as it goes, with a spokesman for the search company making the following comment.

“That last big update is still rolling out — though really there won’t be a particularly distinct end-point to the activity, since Penguin is shifting to more continuous updates. The idea is to keep optimizing as we go now.”

With a lot of recent fluctuations in search rankings, and reports of Penguin activity still occurring since the update at the end of October, this would help explain this.

Previously, Penguin updates have been handled offline, processing all the data and then making the changes live once ready, resulting in ranking alterations. It seems now that Google will amend and carry out necessary processes to the algorithm whilst it is live. This would suggest that the larger updates we have been used to will no longer happen.

This raises a few questions though about what this may mean for sites that have been penalised and are working on clearing up backlinks. When will disavowed links be processed? Will recoveries be faster? This is something to watch out for, and we’ll be sure to bring more information with any further details from Google on the matter.

Michael Bunn

By: Michael Bunn

Mike officially joined Blue Frontier in 2015 when the company acquired Dynamics Digital. Mike was the founder of DD and built the business up single-handedly. He combines genuine, market leading expertise with strong leadership and heads up the Blue Frontier Digital Team. The addition of the skills and experience of DD has meant that Blue Frontier can now offer a full end-to-end digital service. Mike sits on the board of directors, and is instrumental in guiding BF marketing strategy.