While we wait on the Google Panda refresh, which still hasn’t rolled out, Google’s Gary Illyes confirmed on Twitter over the weekend that we will be waiting even longer for a Penguin refresh.
@mrjamiedodd No. Penguin refresh is months away
— Gary Illyes (@methode) July 11, 2015
The last Penguin update was Penguin 3.0 which started rolling out back in October 2014 – and that’s quiet a long time to wait to wait. Granted this has also given people plenty of time to clean up their link profiles and attempt to recover from any past Penguin related issues – as near impossible as recovery is.
While some people have made the assumption that a Penguin refresh won’t happen this year – Gary Illyes has stepped in to say that Google is working hard on getting a Penguin refresh out there – alas that doesn’t really guarantee anything.
@webnauts not correct. We're working hard getting it out the window, it's quite important for us, too
— Gary Illyes (@methode) July 13, 2015
Ultimately we’ll have to see what happens. What we do know from this all is that we shouldn’t be expecting any Google Penguin refresh until it’s closer to Fall/Winter time at least.