TheOptimizationIdiot - 1:23 am on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)
Okay, so in your case we have:
A normal flux that dropped you to #2
The addition of outbound links that brought you back.
That means you "diluted" your internal PR and increased your position, which is contrary to what "everyone" says you should happen.
Then we have an algo that's not run often that demoted you again.
It's been stated it's very difficult to reverse engineer.
Then you "did what everyone said" and removed links and deoptimized.
Then you changed domains and that started the real bouncing.
But people have said redirecting was a way to get out of Penguin -- Sounds refuted.
Then you made your site more original like everyone says.
To no avail.
I guess the questions I would ask right now off the top of my head are:
Why would "doing what everyone says" seem to have no effect?
What would be very difficult to reverse engineer?
Why would more "uniqueness" not have a positive impact?
How did diluting your internal PR distribution by adding outbound links help initially?
Why did increasing your internal PR distribution by removing outbound links not help or have any noticeable impact?
Why would Penguin not need to be run very often?
I'll try to think of more later.
BTW: The best I can guess right now that makes the any sense to me is it was Professor Cutts in the Kitchen, but to confuse everyone, rather than the knife, he used the candlestick.
@LG I've tried to figure out a way to say something in small at the bottom of a post without saying something in small through 3 user names and still can't figure it out. Suggestions? Ideas? It's such a f'ing give away LOL