rish3 - 12:29 am on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
Incremental recovery makes sense to me. I've seen Penguin-hit sites with varying degrees of severity. Some that just dropped to the bottom of page 1, others that pretty much disappeared, others in the middle somewhere.
I assume that means penalty is proportional to the offense. So, removing *some* bad links resulting in *some* recovery makes perfect sense.