Google has lifted the previous demotions from all versions of Penguin in the search results. So if you are waiting to see rankings improve from any of the previous iterations of Penguin, those have now gone out in the search results for all impacted sites.
In the early morning Pubcon breakfast session with Gary Illyes from Google with Eric Enge, the question came up about whether Google has finished rolling out the recoveries to those sites previously impacted from Google.
@jenstar yes, eh
— Gary Illyes (@methode) October 13, 2016
But there was some confusion with Illyes answer, as Enge also mentioned that it was “Penguin 3.0” that had seen recoveries.
Many people questioned this exchange about whether it meant all previous versions of Penguin or just the Penguin 3.0. I reached out to Illyes on Twitter:
So if your site had been previously impacted by Penguin, you should have seen recoveries by this titme, and if not, either Penguin wasn’t the issue or the site didn’t earn enough links to compensate for the loss of the bad ones.
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