cardiganm - 10:46 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'm working on a site that was hit with what I believe to be some incarnation of the -950 penalty -- at least as it has been described.
Client's site launched in 1999 and has mostly survived Google penalties up until now.
The penalty hit during the review process (before any changes were made) and I've since converted the static site to WordPress, deleted a bunch of old, duplicate pages and cleaned up the client's *very* spammy meta data and on-page titles.
It's a curious case really. I'm hoping to defeat it by cleaning up the site. I'll keep you guys updated. If something doesn't change in the next month, a domain move may be necessary in my opinion as the site ranks *worse* than a nearly new site and my client (an attorney) is bleeding cash.