smithaa02 - 10:31 pm on Dec 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've had a partial recovery for a little under two months as well. This did correlate with no link building, bad link culling and using the disavow tool.
It's so frustrating that while we are close to recovering...we're just about 10 spots below where we were before. I don't know what the extra oomph we need is to get us over the hump.
Thaparian...I don't think link building is the key or even link profiles. Rather I think it is link velocity that is tripping up so many SEO's and their too blind to admit it because it's tough for them to throttle down their link building over a long period of time and most of their clients want immediate action. Links that happen during suspect veleocity days I doubt are counted and probably contribute to penalties. Links that are acquired on days in which the link acquisition is within standard deviation for your site are probably considered legit.