Google Says Penguin Refresh Months Away From Happening

Penguin Over this last weekend, Google’s Webmaster Trends Analyst team member Gary Illyes, stated on Twitter that the Google Penguin refresh isn’t going to be happening for quite a while, saying that it is “months away.”

Back at SMX Advanced, Gary admitted that to the folks at Search Engine Land that Penguin is  running slowly, but they’re doing what they can to make it run faster.  At that point, that kind of change is months away.  Gary said that Google has been working towards a fix to get Penguin to behave itself and run at the speed it is supposed to.

The search company is working towards making Penguin running in real-time, as well as continuously fresh link data and an algoritym that runs in real time.

Currently, here are dates of all Penguin releases:

  • Penguin 1.0 on April 24, 2012 (impacting ~3.1% of queries)
  • Penguin 1.1 on May 26, 2012 (impacting less than 0.1%)
  • Penguin 1.2 on October 5, 2012 (impacting ~0.3% of queries)
  • Penguin 2.0 on May 22, 2013 (impacting 2.3% of queries)
  • Penguin 2.1 on Oct. 4, 2013 (impacting around 1% of queries)
  • Penguin 3.0 on October 17, 2014 (impacting around 1% of queries)

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