Wilburforce - 9:57 am on Jan 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
Some other pages have returned to pretty much where they were. Is anyone else seeing this?
No. My Home page is still on page 47 for main two-word key term. I noticed, on the way to it, a couple of others that have also fallen a long way (now on pages 30+) from page 1.
Last night I disavowed one site that looks suspect (92 pages linking to my Home page, all with the same anchor-text), but MC's blog states that disavowal will not take effect until the offending pages are next crawled. The last few of a set of similar backlinks I blocked in May were still showing in WMT in November, so this isn't going to be a quick fix (if it fixes anything).
I'm at a loss, generally. I noticed today that one of my technical pages has been knocked off its #1 spot by what might be described as a four-year-old's guide to the subject.