austtr - 10:58 pm on Jul 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Now I seem to have recovered about 40 to 50 percent of original pre penguin traffic
That seems to be fairly typical of most comments that refer to a "Penguin recovery".
No offence intended, but those figures say that, despite lots of remedial action, implementing all Matt Cutts recommendations, waiting for something like 15-16 months, the site is still 50-60% down on pre-Penguin traffic.
I'm struggling to see how that can be seen as a recovery.