Key topics from Webmaster Central Office-hours Hangouts with John Mueller.
1. For all our algorithms we try to have a sliding scale between how they react to a site.
2. But wait, can't TRUST be turned Off through a Manual Action?
+John Mueller's regular Webmaster Central Office-hours Hangouts have been helpful & informative as usual.
This week I'd like to share some points from his Hangouts that have recently been the subject of discussion on whether certain of Google's algorithmic penalties operate on a sliding scale, or are just all "On, or Off".
Apparently interest in this topic started 2 weeks ago with a tweet from Matt Cutts...
"@chipnicodemus I'd recommend continuing to clean backlinks though. You still have a very mild case of Penguin."
That topic was continued here at Search Engine Watch on April 8, 2014, A Very Mild Case of Google Penguin? as well as quite a number of other SEO blogs.