fathom - 4:53 am on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
But @fathom - you say that Ralph_Slate was not Penguined. I'm 20/80 - more on the side of Penguin because of the dates.
I'm not a great impersonator so a little adlib ...
In a Widget world - my website is about widget statistics and I hands down beat everyone for widget statistics on most or all the heavy hitters (which just so happen to have tons of links association with those heavy hitters).
I do exceptionally well for gretzky widgets and all the big name widget stars with and without 'stats' or 'statistics' included in the query. I'm on page #1 for them all.
But there are lots of minor widget leagues and a massive volume of even more obscure "joe smoe" widgets that I use to rank for prior to April 24.
For every gretzky widget there are 100,000 joe smoe widgets and just a single click/day on those joe smoe results (prior to April 24) produced 100,000 that I lost.
That rude fathom guy suggested I have a content problem that I don't have any content related to joe smoe widgets (as if a title and one-liner isn't enough)... that all I got for all of the gretzky widgets big name stars.
That rude fathom says "yes but all those gretzky widgets big name stars also have a ton of link anchors that help the equally limited title and one-liner rank for all those gretzky widgets type phrases and if you indeed had a direct PENGUIN issue you would have likely lost gretzky widgets big name stars first because those actually have LINKS involved where all your losses has ZERO LINKS INCLUDED".
That rude fathom says... "you suffer from trickledown and the logical solution to fix the PENGUIN related problem is to go to all the domains that link to get them to link directly to the joe smoe widgets".
That rude fathom says..."If every joe smoe widget wasn't so obscure and had the exposure those gretzky widgets big name stars had you wouldn't have seen any problem on April 24."