aquanaut - 2:04 am on Oct 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
@Whitey - no we have never had a manual penalty, so did not think we needed to file a reconsideration request.
Link spam has always been an issue for us and we have seen a big uptick again over the last 6 months - we are seeing around 50k showing up every day. Figured we finally needed to do something about is so submitted a disavow about 6 weeks ago to deal with the main sources.
We took a hit in the original penguin update but none of the others until this one. This drop was about 10% but that has mostly come back. Not sure if the disavow caused the drop OR the bounceback OR maybe to soon to tell - will wait a few weeks to see what happens.