crobb305 - 8:52 pm on Oct 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
the site earned new backlinks from places like the library of congress, got into DMOZ, won awards, got on Forbes, and a few edu mentions. These links all used either example.com, example, www.example.com, or http://www.example.com as anchor text.
This is a prime example of how pathetic "Penguin" is. Google has lost sight of the forest through all the trees. Meanwhile, I see brand new domains with thousands and thousands of foreign (.ru) backlinks ranking very, very well and the press-release/yellow-pages spam proliferate. Established sites like yours, with links from Library of Congress or universities have tanked. Consumer beware.