Jez123 - 8:10 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Have you guys recovered your rankings as of this latest "Penguin" update?
Cleaned links. Added new high quality links. Changed structure of site. Merged weaker pages. Deoptimised pages. Added new high quality content. Moved all images to cloud to speed up loading of site. Moved server as old one was laggy.
Google has not budged one inch with my site. It still massively prefers a site that is similar to mine as the guy basically copied my whole concept. I still think that he had a part in my downfall as I have so many unexplained links (plus about 80,000 links that have been added at some time but are not present now that I know nothing about at all, looking on the historical data with well know program).
I feel like I wasted the 5 or 6 months working on the site. Let alone the money spent and the fact that deoptimising the site has had a bad effect on my Bing / Yahoo rankings.