purplekitty - 4:51 am on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
May I ask what does a recovery look like to you?
Is that a regain of ranks that were based on the same inorganic links PENGUIN deemed violated Google's TOS in the first place?
If your past results were based on inorganic links that PENGUIN devalued no amount of PENGUIN re-RUNs will afford recovery.
I'm not rude in saying if you lost something because of PENGUIN you are not going to recover that same thing you lost because of a different PENGUIN.
That line of thinking is why people are on their 1st anniversary.
If you had bothered to read anything I wrote instead of assuming, you'd know what my issue was. But allow me to repost for you.
The advice I was given was to nofollow my own links between my sites since it looks like a link farm to the Penguin algo. I have recently done that. Within two days of doing that I saw rankings again for a handful of keywords phrases I had lost, not where they were, but not MIA anymore either. I am hoping that once a Penguin update runs, I'll regain more because I wasn't building a link farm, I crosslink for my human users, so the nofollow should take care of looking like a link farm.
I do NOT have inorganic links. You insisting I do does not make it true. I've sat here working on my websites for the past 10 years building for my users like Google says they expect. I have never received notification of unnatural linking. When I sent a reinclusion request, I was told there is no manual penalty. The only think I've ever gotten from Google was a message on the two sites in question telling me that there was a big traffic change for the top url. Here is the exact message I got:
Search results clicks for mysite.com have decreased significantly.
The number of clicks that your site receives from Google can change from day to day for a variety of factors, including automatic algorithm updates. However, if you have recently made significant changes to the content or configuration of your site, this change may be an indication that there are problems.
Check the Search Queries page in Webmaster Tools
Investigate whether the traffic change affects the whole site or just a few pages. Configuration changes are likely to affect the whole site
Some content is popular only for a short window of time. If the change in traffic affects only this kind of content this message may not be indicative of any problem
And you might not be rude saying that if I lost something because of PENGUIN I am not going to recover that same thing I lost because of a different PENGUIN, but it doesn't make you correct either.