purplekitty - 9:36 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Ralph, yes, I do see a similar pattern as I mentioned earlier in the thread. I have one page specifically that hasn't lost ranking at all and is still very strong. It's a very popular type of "widget" in my industry and it's the second most linked to page by source domains of my website, right behind my home page (according to my WMT).
And again yes, I think I'm in some sort of cooler. I didn't do anything to my websites until well after October because I pretty much had no idea what was going on and figured I wasn't doing anything wrong (heh!) so it will all work itself out. It was only after I got the decreased traffic message for my 2nd site in December that I thought, huh, something's not right, started looking into it and began to believe in earnest that I'm hit by Penguin.
Right after I put the nofollow on my links, I saw rankings for all the previously watched keywords come back somewhat a couple of days later, not where they were, but there. Then most of them disappeared again, with a handful staying, again not where they were before, but there.
At the same time, I had released a press release and there were links back to this website in the press release. The PR got picked up by some high profile websites in the industry and within social media, so I have no way of knowing if the handful of keywords staying is related to the PR or not, but considering what keywords stayed and what the subject of the press release is, I don't think it's a coincidence.