purplekitty - 12:33 pm on May 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
It is my opinion that penguin is keyword specific, not so much a "domain" penalty in traditional thinking. We still rank very well for many keywords. However the main money terms, the ones that we did link building for, were hit specifically.
Yes, this is what I'm seeing as well. Penguin targeted highly searched for terms, not all keywords. I'm not dead in the water, but it would sure be nice to get the most highly searched for terms back.
Also, as I mentioned, I'm seeing a lot of pinterest boards showing up on the first couple of pages when I do a cursory check. My websites are very popular in social media - lots of page shares - including pinterest, so it will be interesting to see if my increasing footprint on pinterest has an affect with another Penguin update.