In earlier days when ever there is any updates in Google algorithm the name was given at Webbmaster World like Mayday update.  Latter on Google start giving their own name like Panda. On April 24, 2012 Google released a new webspam algorithm and first name given was “webspam algorithm update.” by Google and latter on Officially it was named as Penguin. We are tracking the history of Google Penguin updates

  • Google Penguin updates on April 24, 2012 (impacting ~3.1% of queries)
  • Google Penguin updates on May 26, 2012 (impacting less than 0.1%)
  • Google Penguin updates on October 5, 2012 (impacting ~0.3% of queries)
  • Google Penguin updates on May 22, 2013 (impacting 2.3% of queries)

People are calling them also Google Penguin I, II, III, IV in sequence of dates. Some call last updated on May 22, 2013 as Penguin 2.0. Yes it is, Matt Cutt confirmed “we’ve been referring to this change as Penguin 2.0 internally.‘