flicky - 6:43 pm on Feb 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Thank you as always for replying to my messages.
I follow my real-time log file to watch for keywords. During this 24 hour period, every data center was in sync and showing the pre-penalty results. I confirmed this because many others were checking as well and confirming this. My analytics also showed a normal traffic day similar to levels "pre-penalty". So this wasn't just a one-off single data center showing this to me.
Last night as I was checking my log (I'm addicted to checking it), I noticed some of the keywords not showing up anymore. An hour later, it was all gone.
I felt as though they had rolled out some algorithm changes and applied filters afterwards on penalized sites. But no one has mentioned any "superbowl weekend refresh".
This is quite frustrating. Imagine the high of "the penalty is lifted" to 24 hours later seeing the bomb dropped again :-(