fathom - 9:51 pm on Feb 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
One has to wonder, what is the purpose of all this from Google? If it is unnatural, then why does Google not just ignore it and move on. Google's advice has always been to design for people and not search engines, yet now they expect people to get OTHER people to change their sites in order to enable Google to do something. What is that something Google hopes to achieve by doing all this?
Technically Google didn't advise anyone to do anything about PENGUIN devalued links... the world assumes a specific course based on Google's suggestions involving manual action to be revoked... you need to remove the offending links or edit with rel="nofollow" (or disavow in the case of problems to do the former two).
The only real PENGUIN oriented comment Google has suggested is the removal of links if you feel such links are embarrassing to you... as you can always get referral traffic from all links even if devalued or nofollowed.
With PENGUIN around I questioned the need for Google to continue with Manual Reviews since PENGUIN automatically does what Manual Review have done in the past... it is clear PENGUIN cannot easily identify every unnatural linking pattern ... the more sophisticated the pattern the more PENGUIN mistaken such links as organic.
Be that as it may, PENGUIN DOES IGNORE INORGANIC LINKS... you don't need to do anything to with them... but getting your ranks back without using inorganic links is problematic for most since most have never considered how to develop organic links.
In there is your problem.