taberstruths - 1:50 pm on Apr 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
For me, I am seeing the opposite of what happened 1 year ago with the panda/penguin/panda update that started all the real chaos.
Rolling surges of traffic vs. rolling drop offs of traffic 1 year ago.
Long tail coming back for a lot of posts that were almost dead.
Either I broke enough "bad links" to remove the possible penalty (never received a unnatural links warning) or the possible penalty was for a year, or just all the hard work with social signals and site design, coupled with interlinking and moving content to subdomains worked.
Keeping my fingers crossed but over the last 2 weekends seen 10% and 20% increase in traffic respectively.