Google has started to roll out its new algorithm aimed at penalizing overly SEO’ed sites and it’s hitting hard on as they say “the bad guys” but some “good guys” are suffering too.
Search results are quite weird at the time of writing this but I hope things will start to normalize soon.
Here’s what Google is saying:
But What to Do If you’re Site Has Been Hit by This New Algorithm?
In the video below Rand from SEOMOZ gives you 6 things you can do to prevent the penalty or to recover form it if you’ve been affected by it.
The most important thing is that if you’ve been doing things the right way then DON’T PANIC, check your rankings daily for the next 3 or 4 days and if your site is still missing from page 1 then make sure you follow the steps shared in the video.
And although Rand is talking about doing these changes before the update hits, I believe that if you’ve been hit already making this changes is the first step towards recovering your rankings.
Were you affected by this new update? What do you think about this new algorithm change? Please share your opinion by leaving a comment below.