Category Archives for "SEO"

May 25

Penguin 2.0 Update – Initial Observations and Notes

By vishy | SEO

Penguin 2.0 was released on 22nd May 2013 and affected 2.3% of English queries. Below are some initial observations and notes on Penguin 2.0 … Penguin 2.0 is mostly a refinement of Penguin 1.0 – and may well have very similar criteria. Sites with large fraction of thin un-trusted links were hit. Several large networks […]

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Dec 13

A Sample Reconsideration Request Message to Google

By vishy | SEO

Hello Google Search Quality Team, We are submitting our site,, for reconsideration after receiving an email several months ago stating that we have unnatural links to our site. In the past, we have built backlinks to our website from other places on the Internet such as – Low quality Directory Sites Low quality Social […]

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Oct 08

Classification of the Quality of Various Backlinks

By vishy | SEO

Below a quick classification of some link types and their quality in the post penguin-panda world. Having excessive thin directory links even if from trusted sites could damage your “trust”. So, for example – having excessive thin directory links even if from local or industry niche specific sites CAN hurt you if you don’t have other relevant […]

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