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What’s the Difference Between Google Penalties & Algorithm Updates?

You have affiliate marketing questions. CAP has answers!Category: Search Engine Optimization – (SEO)What’s the Difference Between Google Penalties & Algorithm Updates?
JillO asked 9 months ago
Besides the fact Google Penalties & Algorithm updates can cause your site’s SEO to take a hit, they’re both very distinctive elements.

And… in this case knowledge is power <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” /> Seriously, it’s integral knowing if your site has been hit from an update vs a penalty so you can understand what needs to be fixed & how.

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On a separate note… anyone ever experience thinking their site had been hit by an algorithm update and it was actually a penalty? Or vice versa? What did you do in that situation?

4 Answers
rmeeuwsen answered 9 months ago
I was surely hit on a non-gaming site with algorithm updates – but if a penalty is only a manual adjustment, I doubt they ever got to me.

But I guess I am one of those rare people that do not use google webmaster tools on all my sites. I use a different stats program that works better for me.

So it would be really hard to contact me that way and tell me!

Cassaon888 answered 9 months ago
@rmeeuwsen 243744 wrote:

I was surely hit on a non-gaming site with algorithm updates – but if a penalty is only a manual adjustment, I doubt they ever got to me.

But I guess I am one of those rare people that do not use google webmaster tools on all my sites. I use a different stats program that works better for me.

So it would be really hard to contact me that way and tell me!

If I may ask which stats program do you use?

rmeeuwsen answered 9 months ago
@Cassaon888 243753 wrote:

If I may ask which stats program do you use?

Sure, no problem

statcounter.com

It’s usually the first thing I look at.
It works best for me because I have lots of sites.

Cassaon888 answered 9 months ago
@rmeeuwsen 243764 wrote:

Sure, no problem

statcounter.com

It’s usually the first thing I look at.
It works best for me because I have lots of sites.

Many thanks rmeeuwsen.

Will have give this program a go.