Marie Haynes

LocalU Faculty
Aug 7, 2012
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Gary Illyes just tweeted that Penguin is still likely weeks away:

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This algorithm must be incredibly difficult to get right. I would imagine that it's very hard to make Penguin work so that negative SEO is not effective!

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Linda Buquet

Local Search Expert
Jun 28, 2012
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Thanks so much Marie. I imagine it's incredibly hard to wait for those that have been buried due to penalties. But good point - def don't want the algo to allow competitive sabotage.
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